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Thursday, April 7, 2011

The Wild Center gains international recognition for it's renewable heating system

The Natural History Museum of the Adirondacks, also known as the Wild Center in Tupper Lake, New York has gained international recognition for it's renewable energy heating system. The system, which is composed of an ACT Bioenergy wood pellet gasification boiler and solar thermal heating arrays, was named Bioenergy Project of the Year for Excellence in Renewable Energy at the Renewable Energy World Conference and Expo in Tampa, Florida. The system is unique to New York State, ACT Bioenergy is a Schenectady based company and the pellets are produced in Massena.

With $350,000 in NYSERDA funding, The Wild Center installed the system in 2010 and has since recognized a 45% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.

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