Construction is underway in Fall 2016 to install a 200 kW biomass boiler at the Energy Farm. This system will initially satisfy all heating needs for the greenhouse onsite, and will replace the current propane heating system.
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Biomass use on Campus (Proposed)
Use Renewable / Low-carbon / Clean Energy
- Solar Energy on Campus
- Wind Energy on Campus
- Geothermal on Campus
- Methane Capture on Campus
- Biomass use on Campus
- Power Purchase Agreements for Clean Energy
Biomass energy is produced from organic materials, such as wood chips or miscanthus. The Center for Advanced BioEnergy Research (CABER) focuses on bioenergy systems research, and F&S Energy Services is reviewing options for integrating biomass fuel sources into campus energy production.