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Mountains of tree debris to be converted to wood chips

...soon be replaced by huge piles of wood chips.Jared Moskowitz, the general counsel...exist."What happens next with the wood chips is up to the city, which hasn't...Sandy and Hurricane Katrina, said wood chips can be recycled as mulch, sold to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-02-26/mountains-tree-debris-be-conv
Sid Mullis: Tree stumps from storm debris offer alternative to buying mulch

...There are usually concerns about putting out fresh wood chips. Diseases on the wood could be transferred to ornamental...fresh chips tying up nitrogen during decomposition. Wood chips have a high carbon to nitrogen ratio and they can cause...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/2014-04-03/sid-mullis-tree-stumps-storm-debris
How to pick the right mulch

...materials from which to choose:? Shredded bark, wood chips and shavings. Easy to spread and long-lasting, but...quickly and return some nutrients to the soil.? Treated wood chips, charcoal and ash - especially barbeque briquettes and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2013-11-29/how-pick-right-mulch
Train derails in Washington County

...Ga., spilling about 85 tons of wood chips but causing no injuries, according...completely and spilled its load of wood chips onto the railroad's main track...pulled by two locomotives. Other than wood chips, no other materials were released...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2012-01-28/train-derails-washington-cou
Clean energy in works

...Savannah River Site.The unusual project will convert 322,000 tons of wood chips and shredded tires per year into 20 megawatts of electric power...about 25 permanent jobs, not including private haulers who bring wood chips to the plant.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2011-04-07/clean-energy-works
Metro | Savannah River Site
Shavings can be used for mulch

...while before using as mulch. Fresh wood chips can tie up nitrogen during decomposition. Wood chips have a high carbon-to-nitrogen...Another concern is that if fresh wood chips are applied in too thick of a layer...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/07/06/ent_317145.shtml
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Fuel switch to save at SRS

...year by switching from burning coal to cleaner-burning wood chips and biomass. The site's A Area will receive a new...officials said. The plant will operate on 22,000 tons of wood chips or biomass each year. At least 12,000 tons of coal...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2007-06-14/fuel-switch-save-srs
Metro | Savannah River Site | Augusta Economy
Trees fuel growing demand for cleaner energy

...The technology revolves around a simple ingredient: wood chips that arrive by truck each day from forests and farms...paid over time through money saved on energy costs.The wood chips that fuel the plant are often trucked to SRS the day...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2012-09-24/trees-fuel-growing-demand-cle
Questions were raised about failed ethanol plant that cost taxpayers at least $75 million

...obtained government backing.Located about 80 miles west of Savannah, the Range Fuels operation was proposed to transform wood chips into ethanol fuel, but it closed last year without producing any usable ethanol. Taxpayers lost at least $75 million...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2012-09-02/questions-were-raised-about-f
McIlroy wins PGA Championship by 8 strokes

...McIlroy looked solid as ever. After pulling his approach on the par-5 second hole under a tree, he hit wedge off the wood chips to 6 feet for birdie. He came up just short of the green at No. 3, where the tees were moved up to play 293 yards...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/golf/2012-08-12/mcilroy-wins-pga-championshi