June Peer Network Teleconference: All About Biomass Energy

June Peer Network Teleconference: All About Biomass Energy

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    This week, SAWC hosted a Sustainable Southeast Peer Network teleconference call that focused a discussion on biomass energy projects and resources available in the region. Karen Peterson of the UAF Cooperative Extension Service in Thorne Bay provided a wealth of useful information and resources to our community practitioners who are currently working on or interested in beginning renewable energy and biomass projects within their communities.   Some interesting facts from Karen on biomass in our region: * 70-75% of the energy used in the state of AK goes toward heating. Biomass fuels are primarily used for heating purposes * Roughly 50% of every log run through a sawmill becomes wood waste, which in turn can be used as biomass fuel * A logging truck can carry 26 tons…
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Alaska Installed Biomass Systems

Alaska Installed Biomass Systems

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      Alaska installed biomass systems list, provided by Karen Petersen of the UAF Cooperative Extension Service       [gview file="http://alaskawatershedcoalition.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/AK.Installed.Biomass.Systems_12.28.2012.docx" save="1"]   Contact Karen Peterson, UAF Cooperative Extension Service¬†Wood biomass, small business development, and¬†rural tourism907-828-3207khpetersen@alaska.edu   
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