Clarkson students call for increased biomass use
May 1, 2014, Potsdam, N.Y. – A group of students at Clarkson University are calling for an increase in the use of biomass as home heating fuel in Northern New York.
May 1, 2014 By Canadian Biomass
May 1, 2014, Potsdam, N.Y. – A group of students at Clarkson
University are calling for an increase in the use of biomass as home heating
fuel in Northern New York.
According to a report from the Watertown Daily Times, the
group of 10 students presented their findings from a semester-long study of
biomass resources in the region.
The students concluded that, with a sustainable supply of
7.9 million tons of biomass available in the New York and New England region
each year, the supply is enough to provide heat for up to 20 per cent of the
homes in the region.
The biomass would provide a more affordable and
environmentally friendly option for people heating their homes with either
heating oil or propane. The students recognized the high up front cost involved
with investing in a high-efficiency pellet boiler, but that tax incentives
similar to other states in the region should be introduced.
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