Tree Frog Forestry News

Watching waste wood become energy

November 17, 2015
Category: Carbon, Climate & Bioenergy
Region: US East, United States

MIDDLETON — U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., took a close look Monday morning in Middleton at an environmental success story — a local business that uses waste wood to make energy. The biofuel system Shaheen was touting is the environmental pride of LaValley Middleton Building Supply & Diprizio Pine Sales, Inc. on Kings Highway. It is a wood-fired, steam turbine generator that turns waste wood produced at the facility into electricity. Shaheen hailed the system as a step in the right direction toward reducing carbon emissions and contributing to sustainable forestry. “To have a company like DiPrizio’s that has been in this community for decades to take this kind of initiative to employ more people and to continue being competitive is really important,” Shaheen said Monday morning. “This is a story we want to tell.”