The Town of Chester's new wood pellet boiler is using locally produced wood pellets to fuel a high-efficiency steam system -- a project that saves money and decreases greenhouse gas emissions.
The project -- the first pellet-fed steam system of its kind in New York -- received 65% of its funding from a NYSERDA and the USDA.
Town Supervisor Craig Leggett estimates that burning wood pellets will reduce the town's use of fuel oil by about 11,000 gallons each year. That's worth celebrating!
Photo of ribbon-cutting ceremony on Nov. 29, 2017 by Nancy Bernstein