Northeastern Ohio contains over 24,460 acres (9,898 ha.) of peatlands, some of which combine relatively low ash and sulfur with Btu values comparable to those of Ohio coal. This combination of properties makes these deposits a potential local fuel source.

Eighteen bogs developed in nine different substrate units were sampled to determine the range of within-bog and between-bog variability with respect to Btu, ash, and sulfur content. The substrate units are based on glacial and soil maps of the area. Two bogs were sampled from within each substrate unit. For each unit, one bog was sampled laterally at two localities...

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