Courtesy Market Street Energy Co.
Several members of the Environmental Wood Supply team pose for a photo that was later included
in a brochure created for wood vendors, contractors and regional municipalities.
While there are more than 1,000
wood-fired plants in the United States,
the St. Paul facility is the largest wood-fired CHP plant serving a district heating
and cooling system. Outside the U.S.,
wood-fired CHP plants are located
throughout the Scandinavian countries
and in the United Kingdom, Germany,
Ireland and Austria, among others.
As District Energy St. Paul continues
to transition from fossil fuels to renewable fuels, it’s clear that Environmental
Wood Supply will play an even greater
role in the company’s future.
5. Store enough product off site to make
up for delivery delays due to road
restrictions, especially in cold climates,
weather conditions, logistics issues, etc.
6. Develop a strong presence and relationships in the marketplace: They can
help position a facility to keep track of
available biomass inventory and other
competing users – and encourage sup-
pliers to think of that facility first
when they need to dispose of clean
7. Form partnerships with tree companies, land clearers, cities and municipalities, the Department of Natural
Resources, government officials, large
development companies and private
Trudy Sherwood manages
communications for Market Street
Energy Co. and its affiliate District
Energy St. Paul. Sherwood has more
than 20 years’ experience in the
energy industry and is responsible
for writing and producing marketing, sales and
promotional materials; advertising; media relations; and community events. She was co-leader
of the development of the Survivor – Energy
Planet education program in 2004 and continues to work on the project. Sherwood can be
reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.