I’d like to think that a biomass district energy system would be supported here. However, I know a few folks who have an issue with emissions from wood heat.
In many ways, biomass is a great resource on this island, as we have lots of trees and forests, and we have employment in the forrest industry – loggers, firewood suppliers, arborists.
With such a focus on agriculture I can see a bit of a battle as to the most desirable end product of any sustainable wood harvest. People seem to be fearful of energy and would rather not think of the effects of their consumption. Organic biomass for agriculture is pretty popular- competing with sustainable energy for green credibility. In this regard I could see a biomass digester as a better fit for this community: the side product of bio digestion is great organic compost.
Some research would need to be done to gauge the community acceptance on a biomass district heat system.
- This reply was modified 8 years ago by Jen Grebeldinger.