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biomess boilers

Devan Member Posts: 138
In reading Dan's recent news posting on biomass, I can't help but to wonder about recent events happening in my area. My hometown is seriously debating a ban on outdoor wood boilers. Most likely they will allow them this winter , but next year who knows. A nearby town already banned them.

Also neighboring Springfield , Mass area has a proposed bio mass plant in the works, but its has received large opposition.

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I kinda agree, different shades of green : (


  • Jamie Hall
    Jamie Hall Member Posts: 15,742
    The problem being

    air quality, of course.  A lot of places in Colorado I know of do not permit wood stoves, unless they have catalytic converters on them!

    Getting a biomass boiler to run efficiently and cleanly in a commercial setting is difficult enough -- getting a wood-fired home boiler to do so is almost impossible.

    As you say -- different shades of green -- you can get into an awful fight, if you like, by pitting the bird watching fraternity against the wind turbine fraternity, for instance! -- actually rather fun to watch, in a perverted sort of way... :) 
    Br. Jamie, osb
    Building superintendent/caretaker, 7200 sq. ft. historic house museum with dependencies in New England
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