The Prospects for Pellets

Emissions requirements and changes in energy markets affect the wood pellets industry By Steve Bennett A couple of years back, some consumers regarded wood pellets as an attractive and affordable alternative, or supplement, to heating oil. Since then, the prices of oil and natural gas have dropped. Also, the EPA on Feb. 3, 2015, updated its clean air standards for ...

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Good Vibrations

By Shane Sweet In February, I received an invite to attend an energy symposium at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute “RPI” in Troy New York.  The event, sponsored and offered by the New York State Center for Future Energy Systems, a.k.a. “CFES,” focused on energy materials, device development and testing, and systems engineering. At first blush the invitation struck me as ...

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Diversify to Succeed

Having a range of business options can keep the profits rolling in year round and insulate an operation from periodic downturns in the industry

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Center of attention

Feature Story REHAU radiant heating and cooling system facilitates energy efficiency at Earth Rangers Centre A REHAU radiant heating and cooling system was recently installed in one of Canada’s most innovative and energy-efficient buildings, the Earth Rangers Centre in Woodbridge, Ontario, Canada. The 60,000-square-foot facility, which officially opened in October 2004, functions as a wildlife refuge and hospital and as ...

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