Michigan Wood Energy News

  • Heating and wood

    September 15, 2017 | Bill Cook | As the colder season approaches, some buildings are less prepared than others. Wood-based products, such as chips or pellets, can be viable alternatives to new fossil fuel furnaces and boilers.

  • Misconceptions about wood-based energy

    March 10, 2017 | Bill Cook | Everyone needs to heat and cool spaces. Which fuel to use is a choice. Each option has impacts and consequences. For heavily-forested states such as Michigan, wood can be a smart choice.

  • Conversion to wood boilers

    January 5, 2017 | Bill Cook | An advanced wood chip system, in particular, can save a considerable amount of money over the life of the boiler, support a local economy, reduce carbon footprints, and help sustain a wide range of environmental and economic benefits.

  • Wood-based thermal energy is the key to producing sustainable and renewable heat

    December 15, 2016 | Bill Cook | Now that the winter solstice is around the corner, we’re all aware of the need to heat our living, shopping and working spaces. The lake states have a huge and increasing wood inventory, tremendous untapped potential for producing renewable heat.

  • Uphill battles

    March 8, 2016 | Bill Cook | Wood-based district energy grids and wood-based home/commercial heating are the lowest hanging fruits on the renewable energy tree. Michigan offers huge potential to benefit thousands of citizens, hundreds of businesses, communities and the environment.

  • Does it get any cleaner

    August 6, 2015 | Bill Cook | Wood energy, an efficient and affordable technology, is one of the most environmentally-friendly energy sources at our disposal. It is renewable and sustainable, but it’s locally-sourced and contributes to the heating and cooling sector.

  • Wood energy revisited

    April 13, 2015 | Bill Cook | Following a cold winter, now might be the time to consider heating with wood. Wood heat technology goes far beyond the common smoke-belching outdoor burners. It is an efficient, dependable, low-cost alternative to fossil fuels.

  • Wood energy challenges

    September 3, 2013 | Bill Cook | Renewable energy discussions often exclude wood as a feedstock. Yet, in many ways, wood has many advantages.

  • Wood energy technologies

    July 8, 2013 | Bill Cook | Wood-based energy production will continue to be a major element in renewable energy strategies, especially in the northern Lake States region.

  • Wood energy plantations

    June 19, 2013 | Bill Cook | Accelerated growth and local proximity are potential great advantages in wood energy trends.

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