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Bioenergy body hails hospital move to wood

Tuesday 12 Mar 19 11:00am

Christchurch Hospital

 

A DECISION to replace two coal-fired boilers at Christchurch Hospital with boilers that burn wood will help to create confidence in the woody biomass market, the Bioenergy Association says.

Health Minister David Clark says that the current boilers will be replaced at a cost of $45 million. The hospitalís boiler house was damaged in the 2011 earthquake and could fail in another large earthquake.

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