Elk County’s recycling program receives WPPSEF grant for biomass system upgrades

June 2, 2021

Elk County’s recycling program received a $26,500 grant from WPPSEF to improve the performance of its biomass furnace by installing a screening system and mechanical updates to reduce oversized biomass particles from the feedstock. The county purchased the former Advanced Recycling Equipment building in St. Marys five years ago for the Elk County Recycling Center, and since that time, has worked with the WPPSEF on numerous occasions to upgrade the existing biomass system. The system is now the facility’s main source of heat.

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