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Biomass experts tout local benefits

 


PETERSBURG – Southeast Alaska biomass experts believe that the low price of oil shouldn’t put wood heat projects on the chopping block.

When the price of diesel remained higher than $4 a gallon, wood-fired boilers were sold as a relatively cheap heating option for public buildings in Southeast.

The campaign to promote wood heat has been successful in Southeast – especially

in the Ketchikan and Prince

of Wales Island areas – as all levels of government, tribal

governments and private

enterprise invest millions

of dollars into biomass

projects.

Biomass is now being explored as a...



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