14 News met with Madisonville Mayor, David Jackson in touring a local innovative business, Lei Products, producing a product that is revolutionalizing cheap heat with biomass fuels.
Lei Products is the company behind the bio-burner which creates cheap heat from undesirable products such as wood chips, sawdust, dirty corn, manure and wood pallets.
The CEO of Lei Products, Scott Laskowski claims the technology produces immediate benefits.
"I'm not long heating with electricity or propane, I'm using just a few dollars in biomass each month to be able to heat my building," says Laskowski.
With this technology in Hopkins County, Laskowski talks about Madisonville being a catalyst to this biomass energy movement.
"This county could be an example to the rest of the nation, or North America, or the world for that matter of how we can use old local resources that are typically going to a dump or composting in a field somewhere and convert them to a useable fuel, it's fairly simple," says Laskowski.
Mayor Jackson hopes to display this technology to the Chinese delegation coming next month.
"We're getting closer to the visit next month of the Chinese delegation that is look to make investments in by products and forge business alliances here in Madisonville and Hopkins County," says Mayor Jackson. "We're certainly looking to talk to folks who have innovative ideas, creative ideas, and new products that we can showcase to the Chinese."
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