Ribbon cutting held on Thursday
Who wood have known that wood chips are providing clean power to Chillicothe VA Medical center.
The Center Broke Ground two years ago on a New Bio Mass Boiler that has the potential to save the VA over 100,000 dollars a year.
Former State Representative Ray Pryor was on hand to preform the ribbon cutting on Thursday.
Pryor said the timing was right when he first spoke to former VA Director Jeff Gerring about a new boiler system. All the money saved buy using this new energy efficient system, will be reinvested back into the campus.
The plant runs primarily on wood chips that are burned to create steam that supplies power to the Va Campus.
Guests who attended the Ribbon Cutting were given a tour of the 26 million dollar plant.
And according to Steve Benson Chief of Facility's Management it "started out as just a natural gas boiler to replace their old 45 year old boiler plant.
This new Bio Mass system is the first in the nation to be build for the Governments Medical Centers and the hope is that it can serve as a training center for the future.