Two woodchip boilers are under construction, and expected to save the school money on heating costs while significantly reducing harmful exhaust emissions.
The boilers, which will be incorporated into Norwich's central heating plant in the middle of campus, are expected to burn about 13,000 tons of local wood chips each year, replacing the consumption of approximately 657,000 gallons of fuel oil. Filtering of emissions will removed more than 90 percent of particulates from boiler exhaust while reducing soot, sulfur dioxide and metal emissions.
Planners believe the $6 million project will pay for itself in six years.
Contact Erin Liston at 802-485-2923 or email@example.com with concerns or questions about the project.