The 2014 Mid-Atlantic Biomass Heat & Power Conference is please to offer two field tours on Thursday, April 24, 2014 as part of its conference. Each field tour is $35 and only one field tour per person. Transportation services and lunch are included. All tours will depart from and return to the Wyndham Gettysburg parking lot. Attendees should dress for field conditions that might be encountered outdoors during early April.
Departure/ Return Location:
Wyndham Gettysburg Entrance “E” Portico at 95 Presidential Circle, Gettysburg, PA 17325
Field Tour Check-in: Open from 7:00-8:00 am
Departure Time: 8:00 am, sharp
Return Time: Approximately 3:30 pm
Tour 1: Biogas Systems
Slate Ridge Farm
The Slate Ridge farm is home to a small-scale digester that harvests the manure from 100-150 diary cows. Learn how the digester was constructed, how it is being operated today, and the farm’s future plans to recover additional waste heat.
Blue Ridge Landfill
This landfill gas (LFG) energy project was recognized by EPA’s Landfill Methane Outreach Program in 2013. Attendees will visit PPL Renewable Energy’s 6.4-megawatt LFG electricity plant that supplies 15% of Borough of Chambersburg municipal utility’s energy needs.
Adams County Winery
After the tours, attendees will enjoy refreshments at Rusty’s Cellar.
Tour 2: Commercial-scale Woody Biomass
Caledonia State Park.
Learn about PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources sustainable forestry efforts and their recent installation of a WoodMaster Flex-Fuel-60 Series biomass heating system which has been designed to utilize cordwood or bulk-delivered hardwood pellets.
Twin Springs Fruit Farm
At Twins Springs, attendees will learn how the farm replaced their former coal greenhouse system with a 3.5 million BTU Blue Flame Stoker boiler to provide heat to over 30,000 ft2 of greenhouse production.
Adams County Winery
Adjacent to Twin Springs is the Adams County Winery. After the tours, attendees will enjoy refreshments at Rusty’s Cellar.