Hospitals embracing alternative fuel sources

November 13, 2014

With winter on the way and energy costs rising, some hospitals are choosing alternative heating fuels, according to an article on the Health Leader Media website.

After converting to a renewable fuel oil system, Memorial Hospital in North Conway, N.H., expects to cut it's annual energy spending from $450,000 to $275,000 in its first year.

Memorial opted to go with a renewable fuel oil, (RFO) in this case a liquid fuel converted from solid biomass materials — mostly wood.

While there was some hesitation about switching to a hard-to-supply energy source, Memorial Hospital's leadership was swayed by both the green factor and the cost savings, the article said. 

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