WATERTOWN — Students at the Howard G. Sackett Technical Center will get a chance to try their hand with a logging simulator Wednesday as a part of an event marking National Bioenergy Day.
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Minnesota Power is promoting a sustainable form of energy that can be found right in people’s backyards.
Tuesday was National Bioenergy Day. That’s a type of energy that uses organic material to make heat, electricity and other products like biofuels.
In honor of the second annual National Bioenergy Day, the Chippewa National Forest invites the public to tour the new energy-efficient Walker Ranger Station Oct. 22.
District staff and bioenergy industry experts will provide short presentations about the bioenergy wood pellet boiler at the new office, and discuss biomass sources, pellet fuels and industry trends. The event runs from 9 to 11 a.m. with visitors invited to tour the building from 9-9:30, followed by presentations by representatives from Marth Wood Shavings, WoodMaster and U.S. Forest Service engineers from 10 to 10:30 a.m.
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(Photo: Frank Robertson/Gazette, Frank Robertson/Gazette)
Woody biomass is quietly expanding as a viable, cost-effective energy alternative to fossil fuels in America.
Though this natural, renewable and locally produced resource will never supply all of our nation’s energy needs, when operated in concert with sustainable forest management, it can be an effective energy option in both rural and urban areas.
Dignitaries from both sides of the border were on hand for the grand opening Thursday of Irving Woodland’s Ashland Sawmill, including (from left) Maine Gov. Paul LePage; Jim Irving, co-CEO of the company; and U.S. Sen. Angus King. Presque Isle Star-Herald photo by Kathy McCarty