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Green Eggs - UNH Durham Biomass District Heat Plant

  • Thursday, November 04, 2021
  • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
  • UNH Durham Campus, Durham, NH 03824

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In 2018 the University of New Hampshire commissioned the design and construction of a new biomass-fired, district heat plant called the Northwest Heat Plant (NWHP). This brand new, state of the art facility provides heating hot water to five buildings totaling over 100,000 net square feet of academic and research space. The project includes a new building as well as new district hot water piping to connect to the buildings served. The plant utilizes semi-dry woodchips which are a new and innovative biomass fuel. UNH is the first higher education institution to use semi-dry chips in the United States. This emerging biomass fuel type has benefits when compared to more traditional wet woodchips and wood pellets and its unique characteristics made it the optimal choice for our project.

Covid-19: We ask that all participants adhere to local and CDC recommendations for Covid-19 protocols. Anyone unvaccinated must wear a mask at all times and all individuals must wear a mask while indoors.

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