Tour of New England Wood Pellet Plant with the Monadnock Center

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Tour of New England Wood Pellet

Wednesday, September 30, 3 p.m.

New England Wood Pellet, 141 Old Sharon Rd, Jaffrey

Free, registration required by Friday, September 25

Call 924-3235 to register or email [email protected]

Event contact: Michelle Stahl, Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 924-3235, [email protected]

Tour New England Wood Pellet

See the Northeast’s largest and oldest wood pellet manufacturing plant on an exclusive tour with the Monadnock Center for History and Culture on Wednesday, September 30 at 3 p.m. New England Wood Pellet will host a tour of their manufacturing facility on Old Sharon Road in Jaffrey as a special program to complement the Center’s current exhibit, TIMBER! Exploring the Past, Present, and Future of the Region’s Forested Landscape.

Participants will learn about the process that takes the waste product of the timber industry and turns it into heating fuel that reduces our dependence on fossil fuels. Built in 1999, the New England Wood Pellet’s Jaffrey facility has a capacity of 84,000 tons of wood pellet fuel per year. The facility underwent significant modifications and expansion in capacity in 2008. Product is shipped bagged and bulk via a 30-ton bulk load out silo that can rapidly top-load a variety of trucks. The plant employs about 25 people in production and transportation. New England Wood Pellet purchases nearly 150,000 dry and green tons of wood residues each year from sustainable sources throughout the Northeast, providing a valuable market for wood waste and low grade timber resources.

Participants must wear sturdy shoes (no sandals). Ear protection will be provided. Participants will meet at New England Wood Pellet, located at 141 Old Sharon Road in Jaffrey.

This tour is free and open to the public but participants must register to attend the tour. Register with the Monadnock Center by Friday, September 25. To register call (603) 924-3235 or email[email protected].

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