Report: Community Biomass Handbook - Vol 3
The Community Biomass Handbook Volume 3: How wood energy is revitalizing rural Alaska is intended to help people better understand how wood energy is helping to revitalize rural Alaskan communities by reducing energy costs, creating jobs, and helping to educate the next generation.
This third volume is a companion to the three published Community Biomass Handbook volumes:
- Volume 1: Thermal wood energy
- Volume 2: Alaska, where woody biomass can work
- Volume 4: Enterprise Development for Integrated Wood Manufacturing
The handbooks accompanies BTEC's Wood Energy Financial Calculator, an online prefeasibility tool, which allows facility managers, project developers, and others interested in modern wood heating to calculate cost and energy savings associated with converting fossil fuel-powered heating systems to wood. The Wood Energy Financial Calculator is designed to encourage the development of new markets for modern wood heating systems, expand the use of wood heating in high-performance buildings, and show the viability of wood as a heating source in rural communities.