School Administrative District 54 expects the wood-pellet-fueled boiler to significantly cut its heating costs in three schools with a combined 1,500 students, according to the Portland Press Herald article. The Hurst pellet boiler is in the basement of one high school, fed with an auger from a 42-ton silo by the football field. The system runs off a 3,500-gal. hot water tank, warmed by the wood pellets and circulated in a loop to every room in all three schools.

The wood pellet project was paid for with a low-interest loan from the federal government, under President Obama's stimulus package, said School Administrative District 54 Superintendent Brent Colbry. The boiler will burn 600 tons of locally produced wood pellets.

Read the rest of the articlehere.

Source: Portland Press Herald