• Wood chip heat

    Published on November 12, 2019

    As older boilers reach replacement age, it’s well worth considering systems that burn renewable and cost-competitive wood chips. Michigan is well-poised to expand this very environmentally-friendly heating fuel.

  • Home heating devices

    Published on October 24, 2017

    Forests have huge potential to help supply Michigan with heat and perhaps power. However, providing heating and cooling is the low-hanging fruit. A wide range of appliances help serve this purpose.

  • Heating and wood

    Published on September 15, 2017

    As the colder season approaches, some buildings are less prepared than others. Wood-based products, such as chips or pellets, can be viable alternatives to new fossil fuel furnaces and boilers.

  • Misconceptions about wood-based energy

    Published on March 10, 2017

    Everyone needs to heat and cool spaces. Which fuel to use is a choice. Each option has impacts and consequences. For heavily-forested states such as Michigan, wood can be a smart choice.

  • Conversion to wood boilers

    Published on January 5, 2017

    An advanced wood chip system, in particular, can save a considerable amount of money over the life of the boiler, support a local economy, reduce carbon footprints, and help sustain a wide range of environmental and economic benefits.

  • Uphill battles

    Published on March 8, 2016

    Wood-based district energy grids and wood-based home/commercial heating are the lowest hanging fruits on the renewable energy tree. Michigan offers huge potential to benefit thousands of citizens, hundreds of businesses, communities and the environment.

  • Does it get any cleaner

    Published on August 6, 2015

    Wood energy, an efficient and affordable technology, is one of the most environmentally-friendly energy sources at our disposal. It is renewable and sustainable, but it’s locally-sourced and contributes to the heating and cooling sector.

  • Wood pellets of various sizes and shapes.

    Wood energy revisited

    Published on April 13, 2015

    Following a cold winter, now might be the time to consider heating with wood. Wood heat technology goes far beyond the common smoke-belching outdoor burners. It is an efficient, dependable, low-cost alternative to fossil fuels.

  • Wood energy challenges

    Published on September 3, 2013

    Renewable energy discussions often exclude wood as a feedstock. Yet, in many ways, wood has many advantages.