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Researchers: Wood Pellets Beat Fossil Fuels In Reducing Emissions

Using wood pellets for home heating fuel reduces greenhouse gas emissions by more than half over fossil fuels and natural gas, according to new research from the NH Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of New Hampshire. “Wood pellet heat is a new and growing heating alternative in the U.S. and has been proposed as […]

UNH Study: Wood Pellet Heating Reduces Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Using wood pellets for home heating fuel reduces greenhouse gas emissions by more than half over fossil fuels and natural gas, according to new research from the N.H. Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of New Hampshire. John Gunn, research assistant professor of forest management and researcher with station, and colleagues with the Spatial Informatics […]

New York Grants Can Fund Conversion To Wood Pellet Heat

Sessions this month in Bellmont and Long Lake explain how up to 10 municipalities and nonprofits can obtain grants to switch to wood-pellet heating. Both towns recently installed pellet-heat boilers, and representatives will offer tours of their operations at the sessions to share their results and impressions. The informational meetings are set for 4 p.m. […]

Wood Heating Could Spark Economic Opportunities In Wisconsin

The early fall is the best time of year to do some planning for winter and keeping homes warm. Wisconsin’s early economy was built on the region’s plentiful timber. The region still has great timber reserves that are increasing because of reduced manufacturing of paper and wood products in the state. A report for the […]

Officials Question Wood Pellet Boilers Planned For Massachusetts Schools

With two West County elementary schools preparing to install grant-funded wood pellet boilers, the Franklin Regional Council of Governments’ conference room was packed Tuesday night with town officials, health board members, selectmen, energy industry representatives and environmentalists seeking answers. In particular, they wanted to know about how large-scale systems affect air quality and what regulations […]

Wood Energy: Does It Get Any Cleaner?

Wood energy, an efficient and affordable technology, is one of the most environmentally friendly energy sources at our disposal. It is renewable and sustainable, but it’s locally sourced and contributes to the heating and cooling sector. Renewable energy choices are best made when playing to the strengths of different regions. Michigan has an abundance of […]

Minnesota State University Class Studies Biomass Emissions

Bruce Jones and his Automotive Engineering Technology students at Minnesota State University are used to using sensitive equipment to measure the emissions from cars, lawnmowers, diesel trucks and any other kind of motorized device. This coming school year the professor, undergraduate and graduate students will be loading equipment on trailers and traveling to Cloquet, Albany […]

California Awards $2.6 Million To Sierra Institute For Biomass Project

The California Energy Commission is awarding $2.6 million to the Sierra Institute for Community and Environment to build a small biomass plant between Feather River College and the county’s health and human services building in Quincy. “I was thrilled,” said Jonathan Kusel, executive director of the Sierra Institute. Kusel has been working on building a […]

Rentech Acquires Largest Producer Of Wood Pellets For U.S. Heating Market

Rentech, Inc. announced that it has acquired New England Wood Pellet (NEWP), the largest producer of wood pellets for the U.S. heating market. NEWP, established in 1992, operates three wood pellet facilities with a combined annual production capacity of 240,000 tons. The facilities are strategically located in the U.S. Northeast, which is the largest domestic […]

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