Business Energy Retrofit program strengthens region’s agricultural economy

3 May 2019

Lutsen-based Sawtooth Mountain Maple Syrup Company utilized a Business Energy Retrofit (BER) grant to help pay for equipment modernization, including a new evaporator, sugar house lighting, and a reverse osmosis room heating system.

The enhancements improved maple syrup processing time by 50%, cut fuel consumption in half, reduced fuel emissions, and lessened the environmental impact of daily operations.

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