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Wood pellet boiler

Wood pellet boiler

The boiler at Lake Rerewhakaaitu School now burns wood pellets instead of coal. Unlike coal, wood pellets are carbon-neutral, clean to work with, and do not emit sulfur dioxide. A pilot project is converting the central heating systems of schools in the Rotorua area from coal to wood pellets.

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Margaret Richardson, 'Forestry research - Wood processing possibilities', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 3 December 2023)

Story by Margaret Richardson, published 24 Nov 2008