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ISTC open house offers a look at heating with wood waste

Event Type
Community Service
Topics
agriculture, alternative fuels, business, carbon dioxide, istc, landfills, materials recovery facility, sustainability, waste wood fuel, zero waste
Sponsor
Illinois Sustainable Technology Center
Location
Country Arbors Nursery, 1742 County Rd. 1400 N., Urbana, IL 61802
Date
Dec 7, 2017   10:00 am - 2:00 pm  
Cost
None
Registration
RSVP
Contact
Sriraam Chandrasekaran
E-Mail
schandr@illinois.edu
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Originating Calendar
Prairie Research Institute - Events

A demonstration of a waste wood-powered commercial heating system is scheduled for 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7, at the Country Arbors Nursery, 1742 County Rd. 1400 N., Urbana, IL 61802.

The open house and demonstration, organized by the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center (ISTC), is geared for those interested in learning about the potential benefits for heating agricultural buildings, schools, churches and other structures with wood and other biomass fuels. 

An estimated 1 million tons of renewable wood in Illinois could be used to displace the use of fossil fuels. Wood heating systems could be an attractive option in buildings currently using propane, and where sawdust and other wood wastes could be utilized, saving the cost of disposal.

The ISTC, which is leading this project, is offering free engineering study assistance through the rest of 2017 to gauge the feasibility of this fuel in specific applications.

Lunch will be served during the open house. Please RSVP to schandr@illinois.edu by Tuesday, Dec. 5.

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