Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Iowa Biodiesel refinery to be powered by pelletized trash

Similar technology has been heating the campus of Northwest Missouri State University for several years. They have their own pelletizing plant on campus and a network of tunnels forming a sort of district heating system. They can burn wood chips or paper pellets. The system paid for itself long ago and savings grow each year as the cost of fossil fuels rise. -- Jeffrey Goettmeoeller
by Anne Fitzgerald -- 4/19/2006
"Soy Energy, the company, will use pelletized biomass from a local landfill as a primary source of steam and thermal energy, said Mark Buschkamp, executive director of Cherokee Area Economic Development."

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