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Interest in biomass as fuel source is heating up across state

[South Carolina] Companies across the state are testing wood chips as a readily available form of biomass. Now the University of South Carolina plans to power up its $20 million wood gasifier in June, producing electricity and steam for hot water and heating, using biomass. “Biomass” is a broad term referring to anything that grows naturally: plant or animal matter. Converting biomaterial into fuel – beyond simply burning it – requires new technology. Southern states are spearheading this new technology, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.

News notes are courtesy of Southern Forests Network News Notes





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