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Saturday 14 October 2017

Hay Creek Companies to Host Bioenergy Day Events
Hay Creek Companies to Host Bioenergy Day Events

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Hay Creek Companies to Host Bioenergy Day Events

In honor of the Fifth Annual Bioenergy Day, Hay Creek Companies will open its doors to the community on Wednesday,October 18, inviting students and community members to come and learn more about an industry that provides significant local benefits. Area students will receive a tour of the facility and will be able to watch a demonstration of the Rotochopper machine during the morning, and the community is invited to stop in for an open house in the afternoon.

We will be marking the occasion, along with dozens of other groups across the country during National Forest Products Week.

“Bioenergy” refers to the generation of electricity and heat from wood and other organic materials. Hay Creek Companies uses waste wood to generate wood pellets for heating, but we are also committed to turning all wood waste and broken pallets into something useful, which includes animal bedding and landscape mulch.

Bioenergy is a key part of sustainably managed forests and farms. It is necessary to remove organic residues and non-merchantable wood in order to keep a forest healthy and growing. Rather than discarding or open burning the removed wood products, bioenergy provides a good, productive use for them.

Bioenergy is a sustainable, renewable, and carbon-friendly energy source:

  • The organic materials used to produce heat and electricity at a biomass facility often have no other use. If not used to produce bioenergy, these materials might be open burned, which releases methane into the air. Or, they might be left on a forest floor to decompose – a process that also releases methane and can contribute to catastrophic forest fires.
  • The use of organic materials to produce energy does not introduce new carbon into the atmosphere, unlike the use of fossil fuels for energy.
  • Bioenergy is a key part of sustainably managed forests and farms. It is necessary to remove organic residues and non-merchantable wood in order to keep a forest healthy and growing. Rather than discarding or open burning the removed wood products, bioenergy provides a good, productive use for them.

To learn more, please visit www.bioenergyday.org.