Lab to install propane tank

BAR HARBOR — A 30,000-gallon liquid propane tank will be installed on the campus of the Jackson Laboratory, following town approval this month.

The tank will be installed over a parking area on the southern edge of the campus, between the lab’s wood pellet plant and boiler plant, and will offer some flexibility for heating needs, facilities head John Fitzpatrick said.

“Right now, propane is at roughly the same cost of wood pellets, about half the cost of fuel oil,” he said. “And it has always been our goal to diversify our fuel sources.”

Most of the lab’s winter heat is provided by the wood pellet boiler.

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Robert Levin

Robert Levin

Former reporter Robert Levin covered the people, businesses, governmental and nonprofit agencies of Bar Harbor. [email protected]