Youngstown Thermal adds wood to its mix for cost savings, other benefits
The local plant that supplies steam for heating and cooling of downtown buildings has added wood waste to its fuel mix.
This has resulted in cost savings for the company and its customers, reduced air pollution and avoidance of the unnecessary dumping of wood waste in landfills, according to officials of Youngstown Thermal LLC, which operates the plant.
Since March 2012, the company’s steam producing plant at 205 North Ave., has been burning wood waste mixed with coal under an Ohio Environmental Protection Agency permit allowing the wood to be burned there.
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