Fired up by wood.Voters in Kellogg, Idaho Kellogg is a city in the Silver Valley of Shoshone County, a part of the Idaho Panhandle in the United States. The city lies near the Coeur d'Alene National Forest and about 36 miles (58 km) east-southeast of Coeur d'Alene along Interstate 90. , have approved a bond to heat schools using waste wood and other biomass to avoid rising natural gas prices. They are the second school district in the state to do so. The biomass system will burn about 600 tons of wood chips, spindly spin·dly
adj. spin·dli·er, spin·dli·est
Slender and elongated, especially in a way that suggests weakness.
[-dlier, -dliest trees and fibrous organic debris a year to boil water for steam heating Steam heating
A heating system that uses steam generated from a boiler. The steam heating system conveys steam through pipes to heat exchangers, such as radiators, convectors, baseboard units, radiant panels, or fan-driven heaters, and returns the resulting in school buildings. Currently, the district spends about $8 for 1 million British thermal units British thermal unit, abbr. Btu, unit for measuring heat quantity in the customary system of English units of measurement, equal to the amount of heat required to raise the temperature of one pound of water at its maximum density [which occurs at a temperature of 39. worth of energy from gas. The same amount of energy generated by biomass is expected to cost between $2 and $3. A school district in Darby, Mont., has also switched to burning biomass and has cut power bills by 70 percent. Several school districts in the Pacific Northwest are looking at similar plans.