The USDA Forest Service Northeastern Area Wood Education and Resource Center in cooperation with the North Country RC&D provided a grant to support the development of this website. The website provides access to the rich operational data for a modern wood-fired district heating system collected by Holderness School on their campus. The Wood Education and Resource Center is located in Princeton, WV and administered by the Northeastern Area State and Private Forestry unit of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest service. The center's mission is to work with the forest products industry towards sustainable forest products production for the eastern hardwood forest region. It provides state-of-the-art training, technology transfer, networking opportunities, applied research, and information.

United States  Department of Agriculture Forest Service

United States
Department of Agriculture Forest Service

Northeastern Area State and Private Forestry
11 Campus Blvd., Suite 200
Newtown Square, PA 19703

United States  Department of Agriculture Forest Service

USFS Wood Education and Resource Center
310 Hardwood Lane
Princeton, WV 24740

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Holderness School would like to acknowledge the following consultants and contractors for their contributions in making the biomass system a reality:

Biomass Plant