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The University of Maine at Fort Kent and the Maine School Administrative District No. 27 broke ground on a $4 million biomass heating project on the site of the former Fort Kent Armory.
Largely funded by the USDA, the project will feature two, multifuel boilers and consume 1,000 tons of wood pellets per year. Terence Kelly, director of university relations, said the dual boiler system will provide the campus with greater heating flexibility. He explained each boiler will provide 50 percent of the needed heat, but is also capable of taking over if the other unit goes offline. Kelly added the next stage of the project is to select a boiler manufacturer for the facility.