Examining the opportunities and barriers associated with the wider spread adoption of outdoor (chunk) wood furnaces. It has been proposed that ample supply of readily available wood could be used in Southeastern Minnesota, and in doing so could produce the following benefits:
A reduction in residential homeowner's heating costs,
An increase in locally spent dollars to process this wood for residential use
A renewable wood resource is better utilized, thus reducing waste streams and reducing dependence on fossil fuels produced out-of-area.
Smith, Timothy M.; Rygg, Briana.
Opportunities for Improved Utilation of Waste Wood Through a Broader Use of Outdoor Wood Furnaces in Residential Heating Applications.
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