By Katie Fletcher | October 24, 2014
The U.S. Forest Service Chippewa National Forest Ranger Station in Walker, Minnesota, celebrated the second annual National Bioenergy Day Oct. 22 by hosting an open house at its Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certified facility, with a focus on the facility’s pellet wood boiler installation. The open house included a tour of the facility, as well as presentations from U.S. Forest Service Civil Engineer Jay Smrekar, Jeremy Hanson of WoodMaster, the pellet boiler provider, and T.J. Morice with Marth Wood Shavings Supply Inc., the pellet supplier.
“We’ve been involved with this great, new building we have here that incorporates some bioenergy, so we’re here to participate in this national event,” Smrekar said. “Really our primary focus is to just raise the awareness of bioenergy and biofuels.”