My guest for this week’s Innovators podcast is Andy Boutin. I first heard from Andy when he made this comment on my December 2007 entry about biomass heating. Then his name came up again in my conversation with Jock Gill. Clearly I had to interview Andy too.
His method of retrofitting an oil furnace with an alternative pellet combustion system will be of special interest to a certain number of folks in the northeastern United States. But the pragmatic systems engineering approach that he took is a model for a lot of other innovations that can, and will, move us forward in the years to come. Yankee ingenuity is about to make a major comeback, and not a moment too soon.