[Stoves] Fwd: August Wood & Pellet Heat News

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> On Aug 1, 2016, at 09:03, Paul Anderson <psanders at ilstu.edu> wrote:
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> I request assistance to contact the students (and others) who created the award winning water heater for woodburning stoves.
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> Their story is found in:
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> http://www.csuchico.edu/news/current-news/6-30-2016-students-win-manufacturing-award.shtml?utm_source=August+2016+Newsletter&utm_campaign=August+16+Newsletter&utm_medium=email
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> And that link comes from the Green Heat newsletter that is below.
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> We would like this information in time to discuss it at the Aprovecho Stove Camp in Cottage Grove, Oregon during 15 to 19 August (this month).   Perhaps the students could bring the unit to Oregon, or some other person from California could assist us by visiting the CSU-Chico campus in northern California.  
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> Reply to the ListServ or to me directly at     psanders at ilstu.edu     (soon please.  I start my trip next Monday)
> 
> Paul
> Doc  /  Dr TLUD  /  Prof. Paul S. Anderson, PhD
> Email:  psanders at ilstu.edu
> Skype:   paultlud    Phone: +1-309-452-7072
> Website:  www.drtlud.com
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> Subject:	August Wood & Pellet Heat News
> Date:	Mon, 01 Aug 2016 05:20:16 -0400 (EDT)
> From:	Alliance for Green Heat <john at forgreenheat.org>
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> To:	psanders at ilstu.edu
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> August 2016
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> Issue No. 84
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>  Comparing wood stove technologies 
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> Chico State students win prize for stove heat exchanger
> CSU, Chico students received a second-place award for their Wood Stove Heat Exchanger project. The heat exchanger's purpose is to use heat from a wood-burning stove to heat water for use in homes where                                                           solar energy isn't an option or supplemental heating source is needed. 
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> A stirring video from MF Fire 
> Stirring is one of the best ways to mix things, but did you know it works in a fire too? MF Fire's Catalyst wood stove uses secondary combustion to mix up fuel and oxygen and drastically reduce soot and carbon monoxide. 
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> Focus on NSPS
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> Truth Squad: State Senator overstates role in blocking EPA rule   
>  State Senator Tom Casperson of Escanaba is in a three-way Republican battle for Congress in the Aug. 2 primary in the sprawling 1st U.S. House district, which encompasses much of northern Michigan and all of the Upper Peninsula. The State Senator claims that he put a stop to the EPA's NSPS rule "to end the use of wood heat." 
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> Focus on Pellets
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> Report features data on EU pellet, biogas markets 
> Sixty-five percent of pellets exported from the US to Europe are still for a very efficient use - heating. Italy uses more pellets for heating than any other European country and has doubled its imports since 2010.
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> PACE guidance from HUD/FHA is an important step 
>  Residential PACE loans are now set to take off. Homeowners nationwide will be able to finance renewable energy and energy efficiency upgrades through a small payments on their property tax bill over 30 year period by whoever owns the home. However, clean biomass heaters like pellet stoves and boilers are not necessarily covered in every state, unless advocates ensure they are included. 
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> GOP platform ignores energy efficiency, renewables  
> The energy section of the Republican platform (pp. 17 - 22), would devastate the renewable heating movement. The platform does not mention "energy efficiency" and basically calls for government to prop up coal and fossil fuels while leaving renewables to the private sector.                                                            
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> First biomass boilers on NREL's TPEX Database 
> Thanks to efforts from BTEC members, two biomass boilers are on the NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory) Technology Performance Exchange Database (www.tpex.org) - a Windhager and BioWIN unit. BTEC's Thermal Efficiency Protocol, currently being revised, will provide a useful way to measure boiler efficiencies across                                                           manufacturers for databases such as TPEX.  
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> Mountain of firewood is 10 million pounds per year 
> IL: Chopped down and processed by loggers in rural parts of the Midwest, the wood selection includes white oak, apple, beech nut, cherry, hickory, grape vines, sugar maple, mulberry and walnut.  
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> Commercial biomass heating program 
> MA: Massachusetts just announced a commercial biomass heating program as part of a $30 million commitment towards clean, renewable heating! With the addition of commercial-scale grants, funding is now available for the installation of biomass heating systems for homes, businesses, government, and non-profits. 
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> Maine biomass commission to meet
> ME: A commission charged by the Maine legislature to study the state's biomass energy industry will hold its first meeting next month.  The study committee's work will result in a report to the legislature, and could include recommended changes to state law. 
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> Burning restrictions extended to outdoor fireplaces 
> NJ: Smoke from outdoor fireplaces blowing onto neighboring properties sparked a proposed ban on those fires for the summer months in Barnegat Light. 
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> European Pellet Conference 
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