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Biomass project to bring a new energy era to UNH

By District Energy posted 08-31-2018 00:00


NH Business Review


The University of New Hampshire’s first large-scale biomass boiler system is currently under construction on the Durham campus.

Located directly across the street from Wildcat Stadium, the new Northwest Heating Plant, being built by Froling Energy, is expected to provide heat and hot water to four buildings and 10 greenhouses in the neighborhood of the Thompson School of Applied Science.

This winter, the new wood chip boiler and two new liquid propane gas backup boilers will be the sole source of heat for these buildings. A key part of the project is to run pipes underground to create a small district heating system serving Putnam Hall, Barton Hall, Cole Hall, the Veterinary Diagnostic Lab and the 10 MacFarlane greenhouses.

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