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Columbia Falls Timber Mill to Install Biomass Boiler

Posted on: February 13, 2012

Stoltze Land and Lumber of Columbia Falls is moving forward with plans to install a biomass boiler and sell the generated electricity to Flathead Electric Co-op. The two companies recently signed a 20-year agreement, which begins in 2013, in which the co-op will purchase up to 2.5 megawatts of power at 9 cents per kilowatt-hour, according to a report by Hungry Horse News. The co-op will receive Renewable Energy Credits as a result of the purchase. The project’s engineering and design was carried out through a $190,720 Woody Biomass Utilization grant awarded last June. Read the full story at

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