OkoFEN http://nhpr.org en Plan To Build Austrian Pellet Boilers In US Could Help Forest Economy http://nhpr.org/post/plan-build-austrian-pellet-boilers-us-could-help-forest-economy <p>In a move that would be good for the region&rsquo;s wood-based economy <a href="http://www.maineenergysystems.com/">Maine Energy Systems </a>of Bethel, Maine plans to start building automated, wood-pellet boilers in the United States instead of importing them from Europe, says Les Otten, founder and chief executive officer.</p><p>&ldquo;We will do the majority of the manufacture and assembly in the United States,&rdquo; he told NHPR. &ldquo;There is no reason we can&rsquo;t be competitive globally.&rdquo;</p> Tue, 03 Jul 2012 17:06:46 +0000 Chris Jensen 8077 at http://nhpr.org Plan To Build Austrian Pellet Boilers In US Could Help Forest Economy Can An Automatic Pellet Boiler Lure Consumers Away From Heating Oil? http://nhpr.org/post/can-automatic-pellet-boiler-lure-consumers-away-heating-oil <p>A pilot project in Berlin is helping homeowners get sophisticated boilers that are automatically fed wood pellets.</p><p>The idea is to persuade people throughout the region that they can save money and say goodbye to oil while bolstering the region&rsquo;s forest economy.</p><p>NHPR&rsquo;s Chris Jensen reports.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Peter Canning is&nbsp;in basement of his home on a hillside overlooking Berlin.</p><p>He&rsquo;s showing off his new wood-pellet boiler.</p> Mon, 13 Feb 2012 22:03:20 +0000 Chris Jensen 1847 at http://nhpr.org Can An Automatic Pellet Boiler Lure Consumers Away From Heating Oil?