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Biomass Power Plants in the USA - other states
Agrilectric
Location: LA
Operator: Agrilectric Power Partners
Configuration: 1 X 12.1 MW
Operation: 1984
Fuel: rice husk
Boiler supplier: Deltak
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: McBurney
Quick Facts: The project company for this biomass project near Lake Charles is a subsidiary of The Powell Group. Fuel is about 300 tpd of hulls from the Farmers Rice Mill. This was the first commercial power station of its kind in the world.

Photograph courtesy of Agrilectric Power Partners
Posted 11 Oct 2014

Alexandria
Location: NH
Operator: Indeck Energy Services
Configuration: 1 X 16 MW
Operation: 1987
Fuel: wood
Boiler supplier: Zurn
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: Stone & Webster, Pizzagalli Construction
Quick Facts: This plant was originally developed, financed and constructed by Energy Management Inc. The facility was mothballed in 1994 and acquired by Indeck Energy in 1997. After repairs and modifications, the plant was restarted in Oct 2008. Fuel burn is anticipated to be 200,000 tpy.

Photograph courtesy of Energy Management Inc
Posted 4 Oct 2008

Aspen Power
Location: TX
Operator: Aspen Power LLC
Configuration: 1 X 50 MW
Operation: 2011
Fuel: wood
Boiler supplier: FW
T/G supplier: GE
Quick Facts: This is the first purpose-built biomass power plant in Texas. Operations began in Aug 2011. Aspen Power's sister company, Angelina Fuels, provides about 1,500 tpd of biomass per day from timber harvesting, sawmill and municipal cleanup activities in and around Lufkin. The main plant equipment was purchased and relocated from Florida.

Photograph courtesy of lufkindailynews.com
Posted 8 Oct 2011

Burgess BioPower
Location: NH
Operator: Delta Power Services LLC
Configuration: 1 X 75 MW
Operation: 2013
Fuel: wood
Boiler supplier: B&W
T/G supplier: Fuji
EPC: Babcock & Wilcox Construction Co
Quick Facts: This plant was built on the site of the Fraser Paper Burgess pulp mill on the Androscoggin River in downtown Berlin, which closed in 2006 after 100yrs of operation. Groundbreaking on the new unit was on 11 Oct 2011 and the project completed in Dec 2013. Owner Cate Street Capital has a 20yr PPA with PSNH. The plant cost about $275mn and was one of the largest biomass newbuilds in the USA. Delta Power Services LLC has a six-year, $19mn O&M contract for Burgess BioPower.

Photograph courtesy of www.concordmonitor.com
Posted 23 Nov 2013

Cadillac
Location: MI
Operator: Atlantic Power Corp
Configuration: 1 X 40 MW
Operation: 1993
Fuel: wood
Boiler supplier: Zurn
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: NEPCO
Quick Facts: This plant is designed to burn about 1,350 tpd of wood waste and was built for Alternative Energy Inc. It has a two-drum boiler with a traveling-grate stoker, a mechanical dust collector and ESP, and a covered fuel storage facility.

Photograph courtesy of NEPCO
Posted 20 Aug 2004

Canandaigua VAMC
Location: NY
Operator: US Department of Veterans Affairs
Configuration: 1 X 350 kW
Operation: 2013
Fuel: wood
Boiler supplier: Wellons
T/G supplier: Elliott
EPC: Mohlin and Co, Whiting Turner, RMF
Quick Facts: Construction at the Canandaigua VA Medical Center started in Apr 2011. In addition to electricity, the CHP facility will produce 22,000 pph of 65 psi steam for the campus heating system. All energy produced will be utilized on-site. The boiler will consume approximately 15,000 tpy of wood chips from a 60mi radius of the facility, which is in the middle of an emerald ash borer quarantine region. All chips will be stored on-site in a below-ground bunker with a four-day supply capability at peak times of the year.

Photograph courtesy of Wellons FEI Corp
Posted 18 Nov 2012

Chillicothe VAMC
Location: OH
Operator: US Department of Veterans Affairs
Configuration: 1 X 450 kW
Operation: 2012
Fuel: wood
Boiler supplier: Wellons
T/G supplier: Elliott
EPC: Woolpert Engineering, Bristol Design Build Services
Quick Facts: This CHP at the Chillicothe VA Medical Center is the fists of its kind for the VA. It is expected to result in fuel expense savings of about $900,000/yr . The new power plant was completed in May 2012 and inaugurated the following month.

Photograph courtesy of Wellons FEI Corp
Posted 18 Nov 2012

Fibrominn
Location: MN
Operator: Benson Power LLC
Configuration: 1 X 55 MW
Operation: 2007
Fuel: wood, poultry litter
Boiler supplier: Foster Wheeler
T/G supplier: Fuji
EPC: SNC Lavalin, Scheck Industrial Corp
Quick Facts: This was the first poultry-litter power plant in the USA and was a joint development of Fibrominn and the City of Benson. It cost around $200mn and designed throughput was 700,000 tpy of turkey litter plus other agricultural waste biomass, representing about 40% of the litter produced by Minnesota turkeys. Fibrowatt had a 21yr PPA with Xcel Energy for the plant output. The plant has a spreader stoker boiler, a baghouse and SDA scrubber from Hamon, and a GEAC air-cooled condenser. Due to inadequate supplies of poultry litter, the plant began mostly running on wood chips. The orginal investors sold out in 2009 to ContourGlobal, but the project fell into default and was put into receivership in the winter of 2014/15.

Photograph courtesy of Fibrowatt LLC
Posted 7 Jul 2007

Gainesville Renewable
Location: FL
Operator:  Gainesville Renewable Energy Center
Configuration: 1 X 100 MW
Operation: 2013
Fuel: wood
Boiler supplier: Metso
T/G supplier: Siemens
EPC: HBZ, Fagen
Quick Facts: This biomass PS is on a 130ac adjacent to Gainesvill Regional Utilities' coal-fired Deerhaven GS. It has a BFB boiler. In 2009, GRU signed a long-term PPA for ouput from the new station, which cost about $450mn. Fuel is about 60% forest-derived wood and 40% urban wood waste. Clyde Bergemann EEC supplied a bahouse and sorbent-injection gas cleaning system. The unit also has SCR. The unit was synchronized in Aug 2013 and went commercial in Dec 2013.

Photograph courtesy of Gainesville Renewable Energy Center
Posted 29 Jun 2014

Hibbard 3&4
Location: MN
Operator: Minnesota Power
Configuration: 2 X 35 MW CHP
Operation: 1949-1951
Fuel: wood, coal
Boiler supplier: Erie
T/G supplier: GE, WH
Quick Facts: Hibbard was built as a coal-fired power plant, but later converted to burn oil to meet local environmental requirements. With the 1970s ban on burning oil and natural gas for power production, Hibbard was deactivated in 1982. Working with the City of Duluth, Minnesota Power resurrected the plant in 1987 as a mainly wood-fired CHP supplying Duluth Steam District No 2 and a Stora Enso paper mill. Coal accounts for about 20% of heat input. Almost all the plant's ash is used as a soil additive for area farmlands. Construction on the first 25-MW unit at Hibbard began in 1930 and this were completed the following year at a cost of $3.5mn. M L Hibbard was a president of Minnesota Power & Light.

Photograph courtesy of Allete
Posted 29 Jul 2008

Grayling
Location: MI
Operator: CMS Generation Co
Configuration: 1 X 36.2 MW
Operation: 1992
Fuel: wood, TDF
Boiler supplier: Zurn
T/G supplier: ABB
EPC: B&V, Tonsend & Bottum, Christman Co
Quick Facts: Grayling went commercial on 1 Aug 1992, 90 days ahead of schedule. The plant was built by a limited partnership of Decker Energy International Inc, Primary Power, and CMS Generation Co. Cooling makeup is from the local WWTP plant. Grayling did test burns of TDF in Dec 1998. In 1993 Grayling received a Power magazine powerplant award. In Feb 2008, Fortistar agreed to acquire Primary Power's interests in five biomass projects, including Grayling.

Photograph courtesy of National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Posted 20 Aug 2004

L'Anse Warden
Location: MI
Operator: Convergen Energy
Configuration: 1 X 20 MW CHP
Operation: 1959
Fuel: wood, TDF
Boiler supplier: Riley
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: S&W
Quick Facts: LWEC is on the shore of Lake Superior in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. The unit was shut-in around 1993 and acquired by Traxxys in Jul 2007. It re-started on biomass fuels in Nov 2008. Convergen bought the plant from Traxys in Nov 2016. Convergen has a PPA with DTE and also supplies steam and electricity to the CertainTeed Plant that is adjacent to the power plant in L’Anse. Throughput is about 400 tpd of biomass..

Photograph courtesy of Convergen Energy
Posted 12 Nov 2016

Nacogdoches
Location: TX
Operator: Nacogdoches Power
Configuration: 1 X 100 MW
Operation: 2012
Fuel: wood
Boiler supplier: Metso
T/G supplier: MHI, Melco
T/G supplier: Zachry, Fagen, Wolf Material Handling Systems
Quick Facts: American Renewables developed this power project near Sacul and sold it to Southern Power Co. Fuel for the BFB boiler comprises about 1mn tpy of forest residue East Texas, wood processing residues, and clean municipal wood waste. Nacogdoches Power has a 20yr PPA with Austin Energy. Groundbreaking was in Nov 2009 and commercial operation was in Jun 2012. This was the largest BFB boiler yet installed and among the largest single-unit biomass power stations in the world.

Photograph courtesy of Metso
Posted 18 Dec 2012

New Hope Cogen
Location: FL
Operator: Florida Crystals Corp
Configuration: 2 X 70 MW
Operation: 1996-2007
Fuel: bagasse, wood
Boiler supplier: ABB CE
T/G supplier: MHI, Melco
T/G supplier: Bechtel
Quick Facts: This is the largest bagasse-fired power plant in the USA and is part of a 155,000ac agri-complex in Palm Beach County south of Lake Okeechobee now owned by Florida Crystals. The station began operations as the 70-MW Okeelanta cogen plant at the Flo-Sun Inc, Okeelanta Sugar Mill developed by a JV of U.S. Generating Co and Flo-Energy Corp. In 1997, the partnership filed for bankruptcy and the plant shut down. It resumed operation in Feb 1998. A second unit was added in 2007 to use steam available from the stoker boilers. Fuel burn is up to 800,000 tpy of bagasse and 700,000 tpy of urban wood waste.

Photograph courtesy of Florida Crystals Corp
Posted 20 Aug 2016

Niagara Falls
Location: NY
Operator: Sterling Energy Group
Configuration: 1 X 52 MW CHP
Operation: 1991
Fuel: wood, tire-derived fuel
Boiler supplier: Pyropower
T/G supplier: DeLaval
Quick Facts: The coal-fired plant was built by United Development Group, and sold electricity to Niagara Mohawk and steam to a Goodyear plant nearby. UDG closed the plant in 1989 and left the project with Niagara Co IDA, which sold it on to CH Resources in 1999 for $6mn and it was restarted. In 2007, WPS sold the plant to US Renewables Group for $31mn and USRG spent about $25mn to convert the CFB boiler from coal to biomass fuels. Ttire-derived fuel was used for up to 30% of the fuel feedstock. USRG obtained a PPA with Shell unit Coral Energy and also qualified to sell renewable energy certificates (RECs) to the New York State ERDA for that portion of the output derived from wood. USRG established wood supply agreements with a number of utility companies, vegetation control enterprises, and some of the 20 towns and municipalities within about an 80mi radius from the site. In Mar 2013, the plant shut down and USRG sold out to Sterling Energy, but by Dec 2014 the new owner was in arears on its loan payments leaving the plant offline and in the hands of its morgtage holder.

Photograph courtesy of enerG Magazine
Posted 1 Nov 2009

 
Piedmont Green Power
Location: GA
Operator: Rollcast Energy Inc
Configuration: 1 X 55 MW
Operation: 2013
Fuel: wood
Boiler supplier: EPI
T/G supplier: Siemens
EPC: HBZ
Quick Facts: This biopower station is in Barnesville about 70mi southeast of Atlanta. Financial close was in Oct 2010 and COD was 19 Apr 2013. Design fuel throughput is 500,000 tpy of woody biomass. Rollcast has a 20yr PPA with Georgia Power for 100% of plant production. O&M is by Delta Power Services.

Photograph courtesy of Rollcast Energy Inc
Posted 18 May 2013

Woodville
Location: TX
Operator: East Texas Electric Cooperative Inc
Configuration: 1 X 49.9 MW
Operation: 2014
Fuel: wood
Boiler supplier: Riley
T/G supplier: Shin Nippon
EPC: Bibb, Gemma
Quick Facts: This biomass power project was built on a 60ac tract, 2.5mi southwest of Woodville in Tyler County. It took about 30mos to build and cost $199.7mn. Riley built the stoker boiler and supplied a multi-pollutant catalytic reactor system for air quality control. Only clean woodchips and trimmings from an existing North American Procurement Co (NAPCO) chipping mill are used for fuel. The project connects to the adjacent Woodville-Warren 138kV transmission line.

Photograph courtesy of Sam Houston Electric Cooperative Inc
Posted 29 Oct 2014

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Updated 20-Jan-2017

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