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New bio mass technology on display for Wayne County poultry farmers

A bio mass furnace designed to heat chicken houses is demonstrated in Waynesboro Thursday morning. A bio mass furnace designed to heat chicken houses is demonstrated in Waynesboro Thursday morning.
WAYNESBORO, MS (WDAM) -

Wayne County poultry farmers are getting a look at a new alternative energy technology which uses wood industry waste to heat chicken houses.

They viewed a fully-automated bio mass furnace in action Thursday morning at the Waynesboro City Auditorium.

It burns wood pellets to produce heat.

Lee Energy Solutions of Huntsville, Ala., a furnace manufacturer, conducted the demonstration.

"We just wanted to give the growers an option," said Donnie Bullard, of Lee Energy Solutions. "Most of them use propane or natural gas. This just gives them another option, so they're not tied to one source," he said.

Ken Rhinehart, president of the Wayne County Forestry Assn., organized the event. He said the furnaces are viable alternatives for growers. 

"Also, it helps the climate," said Rhinehart. "These gases are recycled, by growing forests, you burn the wood, you grow the forest. It's a closed loop for carbon dioxide," he said.

The new furnace technology was a focus of a quarterly meeting of the Wayne County Forestry Assn. Thursday night.

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