Released November 20, 2012
by Dan Self
In the aftermath of the ~1,000-mile wide "perfect storm" comprising Hurricane Sandy, much of the work now involves removing fallen trees, grinding them down in industrial wood chippers, and trucking it all off to repositories.
In this process, likely millions of tons of viable biomass fuel will be left to rot in landfills and other final resting places. There, the biomass is often comingled with contaminating debris, making it unfit for energy recovery.
--continued on SustainableBusiness.com, http://www.sustainablebusiness.com/index.cfm/go/news.display/id/24299
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