Come Feel the Heat! ISTC Wood Waste Boiler Demo

The Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, a partner of the Illinois Wood Utilization Team, is inviting businesses to participate in an open house and demonstration of a boiler system fueled by low-value wood waste. The demonstration is scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 7 in Urbana.

Come see for yourself how more of this under-utilized material can be put to use in place of propane and other heating fuels and at the same time reduce the need for landfilling.

Read more about the wood waste boiler demonstration and learn how to RSVP in this month’s Illinois Urban Wood Update.

Also, relax and check out a couple of videos focused on urban wood businesses.

The first is meant to kick off a series of videos produced by TX Urban Sawmill, a new company in Austin, TX. The second video is actually Episode 2 of Wood-Mizer’s Urban Sawmilling series. The video profiles the father and daughter team that run Manayunk Timber in Philadelphia.

Plus, see how Grand Rapids is promoting its urban forest through its annual Mayor’s Tree of the Year awards. Talk about writing a backstory for future urban wood products!

If you got a story, photo, video, event, comment to share about urban wood, bring it on. I’m all ears!

Read the November 2017 Illinois Urban Wood Update.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Rich Christianson
Communications Director
Illinois Wood Utilization Team