The Grand Falls Hospital in is one of the first public buildings in New Brunswick, Canada, to utilize a new energy-efficient, pellet-fired heating system.
Local government officials hail the new system as a helping hand for the local forestry industry.
‘This project supports local wood industries and will allow for some significant savings for the hospital in the long term,” said Health Minister Hugh Flemming.
He said building on the potential of biomass and wood-fueled energy solutions was a government commitment, noting the results have been positive for the hospital’s new 850-kilowatt, energy-efficient heating system during the first few months of operation.
The projected savings are $4 million over a 20-year period for the Grand Falls facility. The plant is projected to reduce annual fuel oil consumption by 300,000 litres while creating an annual locally-produced pellet fuel requirement of 650 tonnes.
Read more about the project at Farm Focus.