Wood-burning initiative a glimmer of hope for forestry

Hants East Rural High School, which is one of the provincially owned buildings scheduled for a new wood-fired heating system.

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Sawmill operators have gotten used to having a market for all the bits left over after they convert logs into lumber.

Decades ago, bark, sawdust and other logging detritus was just considered waste. But various innovators came up with ways of pressing sawdust into boards and wood chips into plywood. Other solutions include burning all that stuff in boilers that can then heat buildings.

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Source: The Chronicle Herald

 

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