Researchers reduce CO emissions from stored wood pellets

Biomass Magazine
November 16, 2017
Category: Carbon, Climate & Bioenergy
Region: United States

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority recently announced that Clarkson University discovered a new process to eliminate the release of dangerous carbon monoxide (CO) gas from wood pellets in storage. The use of wood pellet boilers and stoves to replace heating oil, propane or older wood boilers supports Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s nation-leading energy goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 40 percent by 2030. The breakthrough discovery solves an important health and safety concern that will enable New Yorkers to use wood pellet stoves and boilers while safely storing the pellets. The research leading to the new process was funded through the State’s Renewable Heat NY initiative.

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