When Bill Gaston got into the tree trimming business as a teenager, he didn’t realize he was building the foundation for, not one, but two family-run companies that eventually would aid disaster relief efforts across the country and fuel the county’s future power plant.
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September 2010 | Gainesville Biomass project signs fuel suppl agreement with local wood waste recycler
The Gainesville Renewable Energy Center (GREC) signed a long-term biomass supply contract last week with Gaston’s Tree Debris Recycling, a local wood waste recycler, to supply almost half of the biomass fuel needed for its proposed 100-megawatt biomass plant. All of the fuel supplied by Gaston’s Tree Debris Recycling will come from clean, urban wood waste, which includes biomass materials such as tree trimmings from right-of-way clearings as well as clean, woody debris from land clearing contractors and tree surgeons.
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Visit to Wood Resource Recovery Center
Nine miles north of the UF Physical Plant Division lies a 20 acre filled-in wetland. Bulldozers, grinders, trucks, and various other diesel machinery lumber around the yard, but oddly enough they are not preparing another Floridian sub-division; these monster machines are recycling. . …
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Wood Resource Recovery Urban Wood Waste Provider
When Bill Gaston, now 62, started working in the tree trimming business, or as he calls it, climbing trees, at 17 he had no idea what his future held. He knew he liked being outside. He knew he was developing a skill that would carry him through life. About age 20, when Gaston realized he was actually in business for himself trimming trees, he still didn’t know what the future held. …
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