Weekly highlights for 4/17/17
The 2017 Alaska Wood Energy Conference was held in Ketchikan April 10 – 13. Over 130 participants from around the world participated in this AEA sponsored event. AEA staff led a tour of operating biomass heating system in Ketchikan on Monday. The conference on Tuesday and Wednesday included informational sessions covering topics such as Alaska and Canada success stories, new technology, financing options, and holistic design. The new Biomass-Fueled Greenhouse Handbook for Alaska Schools was debuted, and every participant received a thumb drive of the handbook and other Alaska biomass e-books. Participants had the opportunity to participate in a Hydronic Design class taught by the world-renown author and engineer, Jon Siegenthaler. The Renewable Energy Alaska Project and Sustainable Southeast organized a tour on Thursday to biomass systems and greenhouses at Southeast Island School District on Prince of Wales Island.