Ely Community Biomass Energy Feasibility Study



Given the location of Ely in northeastern Minnesota and the abundant forest resources in the region, there appear to be opportunities for improved utilization of woody biomass. Locally produced, community-based renewable energy systems hold significant promise for increasing energy security, reducing carbon emissions, and contributing to local economies.The main partners in this project are the City of Ely, its Alternative Energy Taskforce, Dovetail Partners, and the University of Minnesota. These partners will explore the questions raised by the project and help inform the community's decision making process.



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Project Timeline


Timeframe Key Questions and Milestone  

November 15, 2011

Ely City Council Meeting Project Presentation

February 9, 2012

Ely 2012 Winter Festival Project Presentation


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December 12, 2012

Final Project Report


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