California City And Waste Hauler Propose Biomass Facility

Napa, California city council and the city’s waste hauler, Napa Recycling and Waste Services, have proposed two biomass facilities that diverts wood waste from landfill, a report from the Napa Valley Register says. The pair of plants will use gasification to generate power from the wood waste. The biomass plant would be located at the […]

Napa, California city council and the city’s waste hauler, Napa Recycling and Waste Services, have proposed two biomass facilities that diverts wood waste from landfill, a report from the Napa Valley Register says. The pair of plants will use gasification to generate power from the wood waste.

The biomass plant would be located at the Napa Materials Diversion Facility and city officials say it will create 2 megawatts of electricity that Napa Waste and Recycling can sell to the Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E).

According to the report, the proposal would extend the relationship between the city and Napa Recycling until 2031. The two plants, each with a 1-megawatt capacity, would cost $12.6 million to build and would generate around 15,000 megawatt-hours per year. The report says the plants will generate electricity for 2,200 households.

Ten percent of the power would be used by Napa Waste and Recycling and the rest would be sold to PG&E to glow into the grid. Selling the electricity to PG&E would create $1.75 million in extra revenue for Napa Waste and Recycling, the report says.

Napa Waste and Recycling also stated in the proposal that the biochar produced as a by-product would be sold separately as fertilizer or a water filtering agent. Biochar sales would create $1.37 million of revenue per year for the company.

From Construction & Demolition Recycler: http://www.cdrecycler.com/article/california-city-proposes-biomass-facility/

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