University Will Study Biomass For Future Power

, Written by Travis Koch, Posted: Fri, August 3 2012 at 6:15 PM, Updated: Fri, August 3 2012 at 6:25 PM

Southern Oregon University will use a federal grant of $250,000 to study potential biomass conversion. The switch could carry 100% of the electricity and most of the heating. As construction continues on the new campus dorms and a reconstructed admin building, students have some concerns about who will pay for the project. Estimated at $12 million dollars. As the city's largest customer of the electric utility service, the city and it's residents want to have their say too. The study will likely take a couple of years before anything comes off the ground.

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