UMF’s New Biomass Based Central Heating Plant is working great!!

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Emissions Testing in January 2017

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UMF’s New Biomass Based Central Heating Plant is Finished!

Ground Breaking May 26, 2015

Groundbreaking News Release (Inside UMF)

Groundbreaking News (Daily Bulldog)

Portland Press Herald Article October 2015

  Project Completion April 1, 2016

 Ribbon Cutting Ceremony (Portland Press Herald)

Biomass Plant Completion (Biomass Magazine)

plant_renderingArtistic rendering of completed central plant (view to the northeast)

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Photos of Project Work from mid January to August, 2016

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Finished Central Heating Plant (photo in mid-August 2016)

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First wood chip delivery on 1/15/2016!!

Photos of Project Work from early December, 2015

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Building exterior starting to be installed (view to the southeast).

Photos of Project Work from late November, 2015

_Nov172015_2Steel frame of the central plant going up (view to the southeast).

Photos of Project Work from late October, 2015

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The excavation site showing the completed foundation and chip bunker for new plant. Building frame ready to go up (view to the west from Quebec St.).

Photos of Project Work from late August, 2015

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(next to Mantor library looking south toward IT Center).

 20150831_110421-1The excavation site showing the construction of the storage bin for the wood chips which will be in the basement of the new plant (view to the west from Quebec St.).

Photos of Project Work from late July, 2015

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New water pipes which will form part of the heating loop for campus.

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 The excavation site showing the the pit which will  house the building foundation (view to the west from Quebec St.).