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$750 Million Offer Approved For Gainesville Renewable Energy Center

The Gainesville City Commission is moving forward with buying out the controversial biomass plant as a way to exit a multi-billion dollar contract. Commissioners voted 5-2 Wednesday for its utility’s general manager, Ed Bielarski, to draft a new memorandum of understanding (MOU) offering $750 million to buyout the Gainesville Renewable Energy Center, which is commonly […]

Florida Mill To Make Wood Pellets For European Power Plants

A catalyst zone created to lure industry and jobs to rural Suwannee County in return for state and county incentives has landed its second tenant with the announcement that a mill to make wood pellets for European and Asian power plants plans to open next to the new Klausner Lumber One mill. The Cornerstone Biomass […]

Metso To Supply Boiler To GREC

Metso reports it will supply a 100 MW biomass boiler island and plant automation system to the Gainesville Renewable Energy Center (GREC) in Gainesville, Fla. GREC has raised nearly $500 million in construction financing, of which Metso’s delivery represents more than 25%, according to the supplier. The 100 MW biomass boiler will utilize bubbling fluidized […]

Gainesville, Rayonier Initiate Fuel Supply Relationship

The Gainesville Renewable Energy Center has initiated a fuel supply relationship with Rayonier, an international forest products company, to supply logging residue, precommercial thinnings and other clean, renewable wood fuel for the proposed 100-megawatt biomass plant in Gainesville, Fla. “We look forward to working with Rayonier,” said Josh Levine, project manager for the GREC project. […]

Florida PSC Approves 100 MW Cogen Plant

The Florida Public Service Commission recently approved the city of Gainesville’s proposal to build a 100 MW wood-burning power plant, reversing course from February, when the commission appeared poised to deny the project before giving city officials more time to answer concerns. The proposal features a 30-year contract between Gainesville Regional Utilities (GRU) and American […]

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