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Indeck partners with Fuels for Schools

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Sept. 23, 2010, Ladysmith, WI – Indeck Energy has partnered with Fuels for Schools and Communities to help local schools in Wisconsin explore the possibility of heating with wood pellet fuel.


September 23, 2010
By Indeck Energy
 Indeck  

Sept. 23,
2010, Ladysmith, WI – Indeck Ladysmith is helping local schools lower
operating costs and supporting jobs in Wisconsin. The Indeck Ladysmith BioFuel
Center, located in Ladysmith, Wisconsin, manufactures wood pellet fuel. Indeck
Energy has partnered with Fuels for Schools and Communities, a program
supported by the state of Wisconsin, to help local schools explore the
possibility of heating with wood pellet fuel.

In a
report prepared by the Massachusetts Division of Energy Resources and
applicable across the United States, schools of 10,000–50,000 square feet that
use heating oil, propane, or electricity to produce space heat or hot water are
the best candidates for transitioning to wood pellet boilers. The report
also notes that biomass fuels, like wood pellets, are often more stable in
price than fossil fuels over the long term, are not likely to be subject to
future carbon-emission taxes and cost on average 20-25% less than heating with
oil, propane, or electricity.

In
Wisconsin, the up-front capital cost of a transition can be offset by up to
$250,000 through a grant provided by Focus on Energy, a state-funded government
program that works with eligible businesses and residents to install cost
effective, efficient, and renewable energy projects.

"Our
goal is to heat local schools with local fuel,” says Jeff Schultz, plant
manager of the Indeck Ladysmith BioFuel Center.

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