pellet boilers http://nhpr.org en Switching To Wood Heat: Grants Now Available Businesses http://nhpr.org/post/switching-wood-heat-grants-now-available-businesses <p>A new state program is offering financial help to businesses that would like to start using wood pellets rather than heating oil.</p><p>The grants are designed to help businesses buy new heating systems that use a homegrown, renewable resource: wood.</p><p>The money is available through the Public Utilities Commission’s&nbsp; Sustainable Energy Division.</p><p>Jack Ruderman is its head.</p><p>“We’re offering a rebate of up to 30 percent of the cost of the heating system and installation with a cap of $50,000 per system," says Jack Ruderman, the head of the division.</p> Thu, 19 Dec 2013 21:39:04 +0000 Chris Jensen 40473 at http://nhpr.org Switching To Wood Heat: Grants Now Available Businesses 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