Monday, August 20, 2012

Biomass Energy Gaining Ground

It appears as though woody biomass continues to gain ground.  Biomass energy produces heat and/or electricity from the direct combusion of plant material.  Penn State's own Tom Richards, Director of the Biomass Energy Center, is quoted in the article.  See news release below.

Area Business Energized by Green Initiatives, Biomass

Utica Observer-Dispatch (August 15) - Upstate New York is leading the way in the biomass industry, and local businesses are tapping in.

Old Forge Properties-including Enchanted Forest/Water Safari and Water's Edge Inn and Conference Center-recently announced a biomass-heating project and anticipates receiving a grant to cover 75 percent of the $2.2 million endeavor, President and CEO Tim Noonan said.

And earlier this month Griffiss Utility Services Corp. broke ground on an $18 million biofuel project to supply heat and electricity for tenants of Rome's Griffiss Business and Technology Park. 

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1 comment:

John smith said...

Biomass is biological material derived from living , or recently living organisms. Biomass heating systems generate heat from biomass. Biomass boilers burn bark, sander dust and other wood-related scrap not usable in product production. Good information. Thanks a lot.
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