[NEWS] Biomass Touted as Diesel Heating Alternative in Alaska
– by Nick Bowman, September 22, 2016, Ketchikan Daily News
Southeast Alaska biomass experts believe that the low price of oil shouldn’t put wood heat projects on the chopping block.
When the price of diesel remained higher than $4 a gallon, wood-fired boilers were sold as a relatively cheap heating option for public buildings in Southeast.
The campaign to promote wood heat has been successful in Southeast — especially in the Ketchikan and Prince of Wales Island areas — as all levels of government, tribal governments and private enterprise invest millions of dollars into biomass projects.