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By Benjamin Schmidt
Missoula City-County Health Department Air Quality Program 

Manufactured Wood Fuels Pilot Project


April 26, 2018

North Idaho Energy Logs

Energy logs used in the pilot projects.

The Missoula City-County Health Department continues to look for strategies to address the high wood stove smoke levels that occur in some Seeley Lake neighborhoods. This past winter we launched a pilot project to look at an alternative wood-based fuel source (manufactured wood fuel logs) to see if it would be effective at reducing smoke emissions and if it would fit the home heating needs of Seeley Lake residents.

Manufactured wood fuel logs are made of compressed sawdust or wood chips with or without binder additives. These logs, with a moisture content between two-eight percent, can dra...

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