Mar. 12, 2012, Grand Rapids, MI - A research institute in Sweden is
assisting Itasca Community College with developing effective methods,
systems and technology to develop a bioenergy supply chain.
According to an article in the Grand Rapids Herald-Review, the Forestry Research Institute of Sweden, Skogforsk, will collaborate with Itasca Community College on developing a campus strategy that
integrates more biomass to energy measures, as well as
creating development and training programs in the bioenergy
In the future, ICC plans
to use woody biomass as a fuel source
through the enhancement of its already existing wood-fired boiler that
serves the campus district heating loop.
"A partnership with Skogforsk is a tremendous opportunity for Itasca
Community College," stated Bart Johnson, engineering instructor and Wood
Boiler Project Lead at ICC. "The benefits of this partnership position
ICC to better meet the educational needs of our region, especially in
the woody biomass field. Through this project, ICC is working to help
strengthen the wood products industry in Northern Minnesota."
Grand Rapids Herald-Review