A technology developed by a UConn professor is being installed at the Torrington water pollution control facility to turn fats, oils and greases into biodiesel. The professor and two colleagues founded RPM Sustainable Technologies to market the process that might be replicated elsewhere.
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Connecticut is “perfect” for geothermal drilling. Dig down six feet, and you’ll find the soil remains a near-constant 50 degrees year-round. Geothermal capitalizes on that, using a loop of underground piping to tap into that stable temperature zone, and send that energy to a heat pump.
The Tolland County Agricultural Center was filled with voters Wednesday night listening to the candidates for the 35th and 8th state districts discuss open space, support for small farms and economic development in their constituent towns.
Tolland Water Ccommission Financial Officer Glenn MacDonald stressed that the water commission needs to make significant financial changes in order to maintain the nearly 30-year-old water system infrastructure, as well as to rebuild a safety net for any unforseen damages to essential system components. For more on this story, visit: Voicing the Concerns of the
Democratic State Rep. Bryan Hurlburt, who represents Ashford, Tolland and Willington, spoke about the importance of land preservation at a forest conservation forum held at the West Hartford branch of the University of Connecticut on Nov. 23.
Officials are considering whether the town should forever reserve certain properties for farming use only. The land acquisition advisory committee recently discussed whether the town should create a “farmland in perpetuity” designation. Council Chairman Frederick Daniels said at Tuesday’s council meeting that he and other members of the committee consider that a policy discussion for