The Seattle Steam Co. announced that it will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for its new renewable energy storage facility next week. The groundbreaking will mark the official start of construction on a facility that will help introduce “urban waste wood” (biomass) into Seattle Steam’s fuel mix.

“All of the steam delivered to a district-heated building is 100 percent efficient. Every pound of steam can be put to use for space heating, domestic hot water heating or process use. No efficiency rate needs to be factored in.” -- Stan Gent, President, Seattle Steam