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Next Steps On Ashland Biomass Project

Southern Oregon University

It will NOT be like throwing logs on a fire, but Southern Oregon University is talking about burning wood for heating and electricity. 

A couple of the university's boilers are due for replacement, so SOU floated a plan for a cogeneration facility (to make steam and electricity) fired by biomass--wood waste. 

The process of gauging public opinions just wrapped up, and SOU reports generally favorable responses. 

Project leaders visit to explain the next steps.  


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Geoffrey Riley is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and has hosted the Jefferson Exchange on JPR since 2009. He's been a broadcaster in the Rogue Valley for more than 35 years, working in both television and radio.