The Merrimack County Corrections Facility in Boscawen, New Hampshire, has recently switched to a biomass boiler provided by Froling Energy. To supplement funding for the project and facilitate the switch to renewables, the Renewable Energy Fund of the New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission provided the Merrimack County Jail with a grant of $200,000.
The new biomass boiler system, designed and installed by Froling Energy, is forward-thinking and innovative in many ways: it features a highly efficient and reliable boiler, as well as a new kind of fuel (semi-dry wood chips) that does not require the installation of an electrostatic precipitator. In fact, the Merrimack County Jail is the first site in the U.S. to make use of the new clean-burning rake-style chip technology, with moisture levels as low as 25%.
The expected benefits? For starters, it is anticipated that the new system will displace around 92,000 gallons of oil annually, all while saving the Merrimack County Jail considerable amounts of money. Due to the superior efficiency of the biomass boiler, the Merrimack County Jail will wind up spending the equivalent (in biomass wood chips) of just $0.80 per gallon of oil. At the same time, the operation will generate at least 2,000 New Hampshire Renewable Energy Credits, which can be sold to the New England Power Pool.
All in all, the new biomass boiler system is a financial and environmental win-win for Merrimack County Jail.
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