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    Jason Beckler, mechanical manager at the UMF Biomass Central Heating Plant at the University of Maine in Farmington, on Monday monitors the system where wood chips are released to a conveyor and moved into the boiler at the wood-burning boiler system that has been in operation for a year.

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    Jason Beckler, mechanical manager at the UMF Biomass Central Heating Plant at the University of Maine in Farmington, holds a handful of ash rendered from an electrostatic precipitator that cleans air emissions after burning many tons of wood chips to heat the campus buildings on Monday.

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    A truckload of wood chips is unloaded from a contractor from Belgrade into the UMF Biomass Central Heating Plant at the University of Maine in Farmington on Monday. The one-year-old system heats 23 buildings on campus.

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    Jason Beckler, mechanical manager at the UMF Biomass Central Heating Plant at the University of Maine in Farmington, looks inside the wood-burning boiler system that heats 23 buildings on campus on Monday. At left is an electrostatic precipitator that cleans air emissions to near zero from the burning fuel.

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    A large pump system delivers heated water from the UMF Biomass Central Heating Plant at the University of Maine in Farmington to campus buildings on Monday.

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