More than 400 people have helped build the $250 million biomass power plant that now towers over Business Highway 51 and the Wisconsin River, and their months of hard work have the project on schedule to begin generating power late this year. When the facility opens, a parade of 50 to 75 semitrucks every weekday [...]
Biomass group Kedco has signed heads of agreement for a new 25 megawatt biomass plant in Londonderry, Northern Ireland. The agreement with the Londonderry Port & Harbour Commissioners gives Kedco an option to lease a 10-acre site within Londonderry Dock for a biomass electricity and heat generating plant. The port already hosts the 400MW ESB [...]
Northwest Energy Systems is planning two Oregon biomass plants, and it’s proposed $150 million Klamath Falls plant won a key approval in early July, putting it closer to breaking ground later this year. The Bellevue, Wash. based company said that the state Department of Energy declared its site certificate application for the 40-megawatt plant complete, [...]
Atlantic Power Corp. has secured $82 million of construction capital and a $51 million bridge loan to develop a 53.5 MW biomass plant in a suburban pocket, 70 miles south of Atlanta. Atlantic Power got non-recourse, project-level financing for Piedmont Green Power, the Boston-based company’s first biomass plant. About 95 percent of the bridge loan [...]
We Energies has applied to Wisconsin’s Public Service Commission to build a $255 million, 50-megawatt biomass power plant near Wausau. According to We Energies, this project could create up to 150 permanent jobs. Construction is projected to begin in 2011, creating about 400 temporary construction jobs.
Laidlaw Berlin BioPower LLC has filed a permit application to construct and operate a proposed 70 MW biomass plant at the former site of the Fraser Papers mill in Berlin, NH. The company was recently notified there is enough transmission capacity in the area to handle the Laidlaw plant’s output, and the Berlin facility would [...]
Vancouver-based company Northwest Renewables, LLC plans to build a $72.5 million wood biomass electricity plant at Longview’s Mint Farm Industrial Park (Washington). Since 2006 the company had been planning to construct an ethanol plant, but has opted for biomass instead. It is estimated that the project will employ around 400 workers for construction and around [...]