Clarkson University in Northern New York State just released a video describing its $267,500 study of high-efficiency, low-emission wood-fueled heating systems.

Clarkson installed two fully automatic wood pellet boilers in residential locations near the school. (See related article). These advanced biomass heating systems, made by Evoworld in Troy, NY, include thermal storage tanks and bulk pellet storage, making them as convenient as traditional oil or propane heating systems.

In February, Governor Andrew Cuomo awarded 18 research institutions a total of $3 million dollars to further develop high-efficiency, low-emission, wood-fueled heating equipment. The program offers incentives designed to encourage unit installation and development of a sustainable local fuel economy.

“By investing in advanced biomass technologies across the state, we are actively reducing our dependence on fossil fuels and building a greener New York,” Governor Cuomo said. “Under our Renewable Heat NY initiative, we are supporting projects that phase out old, inefficient, and polluting technologies and helping to grow the biomass clean energy industry. These efforts will encourage economic growth in local communities and contribute to a cleaner, healthier environment for New Yorkers.”

Clarkson University is doing its part. The university will evaluate the performance and emissions of these made-in-New York units under the cold winter conditions over the next two years.