Marks second OPG facility to be converted to biomass, following Atikokan Generating Station’s conversion in September 2014
Atikokan generating station running on biomass after being converted from coal-fired plant
Gilchrist, Ore., chosen to participate in U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Biomass Crop Assistance Program
The company is also conducting feasibility studies for biomass feedstock supply agreements
Eight projects are estimated to combine to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by more than five megatonnes over 10 years
The study, conducted by a group of biomass advocates, finds burning industrial wood pellets to produce electricity makes an “immediate or very rapid contribution” to climate change mitigation.
What makes the process so affordable, according to Cool Planet Energy Systems, is how they handle refining.
Transformation into biomass facility is underway.
Needs power providers for winter months when wind energy is unreliable.
Five-year contract will supply Indian energy group with 190,000 tonnes of wood pellets