New Hampshire's Grafton County breaks ground on US$2.7M wood biomass-fueled power plant expected to reduce county's heating oil need by 90,000 gallons/year

LOS ANGELES , October 17, 2012 () – New Hampshire's Grafton County in October broke ground in North Haverhill on a new wood-fired biomass power plant that will heat the county complex, The Caledonian-Record reported on Oct. 17.

The facility is expected to reduce the need for 90,000 gallons of heating oil a year, according to the news item, as reported by The Associated Press the same day.

A U.S. Department of Energy grant and left over funds from a jail bond are helping meet the US$2.7 million cost of the project.

County Commissioner Michael Cryans said the plant would create sustainable jobs for the region's loggers in supplying wood-biomass.

The primary source of this article is The Caledonian-Record, St. Johnsbury, Vermont, via The Associated Press, on Oct. 17, 2012.

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