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[NEWS] Biomass Touted as Diesel Heating Alternative in Alaska

– by Nick Bowman, September 22, 2016, Ketchikan Daily News

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Petersburg, Alaska (Graphic: Lynden.com)

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.

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