Biomass Power Facilities in the US
Biomass Power Association Members
Wadham Energy Limited Partnership
Williams, CA 95987
The Wadham Energy Limited Partnership facility is a 26.5 MW (net) biomass-fueled power plant which began operation in 1989. The facility utilizes an agricultural residue fuel, rice hulls generated from the rice milling industry. Wadham provides a critical service to California’s rice milling industry, ensuring the beneficial use of rice hulls. Prior to Wadham’s operation, rice hull disposal was an increasingly troublesome problem for the rice mills with over 360,000 tons of hulls being produced each year.
Wadham utilizes up to about 200,000 tons of rice hulls per year, converting these rice by-products into a renewable fuel for its facility. This facility is the world’s largest rice hull-to-energy plant providing a valuable environmental role to California.
Wadham maintains a staff of 22 employees. All capacity and energy from the facility are sold to Pacific Gas & Electric Company.
53 State Street
14th Floor, Boston, MA 02109
Today, water, waste and energy can all be recovered – transforming what is discarded into a valuable resource. Veolia embraces this future by developing access to, preserving and replenishing the world’s resources.
Veolia’s mission is to resource the world, helping our customers address their environmental and sustainability challenges in energy, water and waste. This means improving our clients’ energy efficiency, better managing their water and wastewater, and recovering resources from their wastes.
Biomass plays a big role in sustainability for Veolia, which owns and operates facilities around the world. At Veolia, we’re more than the world’s leading provider of environmental solutions – we’re dedicated to customized, cost-effective solutions that reflect best practices, environmental protection and a better quality of life.
ReEnergy Holdings LLC
Latham, NY 12110
Turning biomass materials and wastes into reliable, affordable energy while making the Earth greener. This is something we all want to see and it is ReEnergy Holdings’ mission. ReEnergy is beginning to transform this vision into reality.
In our hands, biomass waste isn’t something to be thrown away and fill ever-diminishing landfill space. It’s a resource to be transformed into energy through advanced technologies, innovative practices, and abiding dedication to the well-being of people and the environment. We’re also committed to seeing that recyclable components of biomass waste are managed with environmental soundness so they become re-used and converted into new products whenever possible.
We’re proving that green and consumer-friendly practices are great for business. In addition to its private-sector initiatives, ReEnergy Holdings seeks to assist communities to improve their waste management and recycling programs through public-private partnerships.
Our executive team is among the industry’s most experienced in the management of renewable energy, recycling and waste management systems. ReEnergy is a portfolio company of Riverstone Holdings LLC, an energy and power-focused private equity firm that manages nearly $16 billion of investments in the energy industry.
Based out of Latham, NY ReEnergy currently has operations and interests throughout the New England area.
PO Box 2649
4047 W Highway 277 Spur
Snowflake, Arizona 85937
Fax: (928) 536-2376
Novo BioPower is a renewable energy company engaged in biomass power generation utilizing wood waste as a primary fuel source.
Novo BioPower, LLC, also known as the Novo BioPower Plant, is a 28 megawatt biomass power plant located in Snowflake, Arizona, approximately 180 miles Northeast of Phoenix. The Novo Plant has two long-term power purchase agreements in place with Arizona Public Services (APS) and Salt River Project (SRP), Arizona’s two largest electric utilities.
The Plant began commercial operations in June 2008 following a 22-month construction period. The Plant has since been through two ownership changes since its inception. Although Novo BioPower is a new company, we have hand selected an excellent team of leaders, engineers, and specialists, many of which have been with the plant from its inception
National Salvage & Service Corp.
6755 S. Old State Road 37
Bloomington, IN 47401
Viking Energy of Lincoln
Viking Energy of McBain
989-736-6608 x101 (Lincoln)
231-825-2772 x110 (McBain)
National Salvage & Service Corporation provides safe, efficient and environmentally sound products and services to help industries remove, recover and restore resources. National has removed, recovered and restored resources at sites ranging from the complete demolition of power plant buildings and equipment to taking up thousands of miles of vacated railroad tracks.
We recycle or reuse nearly all of the materials from our projects. For example, we are the largest recycler of treated wood in the U.S., finding uses for more than one-half million tons of railroad ties per year.
We leave sites environmentally safe and ready to reuse in job creation, transportation or recreation, including thousands of miles of rails to trails. We remove, recover and restore commercial, industrial and transportation assets across the U.S.
Based in Bloomington, Indiana, National was established in 1980 as a railroad dismantling company. During its more than 30 years in business, it has grown to become an industry leader in demolition, asset recovery and environmental services.
With 125 employees and four offices across the country, we are equipped to tackle your project in the most efficient, safe and environmentally sound manner possible, whether it is the demolition of a power plant or the remediation of a site contaminated with hazardous materials.
A sustainable company, we recycle nearly all of the material we salvage. These materials range from ferrous and non-ferrous metals to railroad ties to industrial equipment. This practice not only keeps these materials out of landfills, improving the environment; it also saves our customers significant amounts of money, reducing the cost of a job and adding to profit.
National is a leading wholesale provider of used railroad ties and new railroad ties and other treated hardwood railroad track products, as well as recycled utility poles. Our customers know that each and every time they order from National, they’ll receive the same high-quality products and customer service we’ve delivered for more than 30 years. We value and excel in consistently delivering a quality product at competitive prices in a manner that is convenient for the customer.
P.O. Box 1000
Winn, MI 48896
Since 1957, Morbark has developed a reputation for designing and producing durable, high performance wood reduction machinery reflecting customer input and innovative problem solving features. With a world-class manufacturing facility of 1 million square feet and nearly 500 employees, Morbark has continually grown by meeting the needs of its customers. Today, machines equipped with our automated feed systems create the highest production output in the industry.
Morbark serves a variety of industries and applications involving wood and organic materials including forestry, sawmill, tree care, recycling and biomass energy. The product line includes hand fed chippers to self-feeding whole tree chippers, tub and horizontal grinders, debarkers, sawmill equipment, and application specific attachments to get the job done.
Morbark’s equipment adds value in two primary ways – first, by converting wood and wood waste materials into saleable, profitable products, and second by reducing the volume of materials to save space in landfills or reducing transportation costs. Where the processed materials are saleable, Morbark’s extensive line of machines comes through with uniform, predictable quality, tailored to meet the customers’ needs for all jobs large and small.
Ithaca, MI 48847
Michigan Biomass is an advocacy group for small wood-fired power generators operating under power purchase agreements effective prior to 2000. These projects generate reliable and affordable renewable energy from locally generated waste wood. Michigan Biomass members provide good pay for skilled workers and support more than a thousand indirect jobs in the forest products industry that produces biomass fuel. Michigan Biomass facilities inject more than $68 million a year into local economies, mostly in rural northern Michigan.
Michigan Biomass works with the general public, policymakers and the forest products industry to ensure Michigan forests are healthy and can support multiple uses, including energy production, which is integral to the state’s economy.
Maine Renewable Energy Association
Augusta, Maine 04332
Fx: (207) 626-0200
The Maine Renewable Energy Association (MREA) is a not-for-profit association representing renewable power producers and their suppliers of goods and services. MREA leads the local and statewide policy debate on renewable energy generation in Maine, and works to ensure its efforts are united with those of its member companies. MREA members include hydro, biomass, wind, tidal, and waste-to-energy producers.
Jamestown Energy Inc. is a California based Independent Power Producer with deep experience in power marketing, financing and operating biomass energy projects in California. Jamestown is the majority owner of Pacific Ultrapower Chinese Station, a 20MW biomass power plant located in Tuolumne County, CA, under long term contract with Southern California Edison (SCE).
Aliso Viejo, California 92656
IHI Corporation, based in Tokyo Japan, is a heavy industrial manufacturing and services company. IHI is active in a number of industries including aerospace, ship building, power generation, automotive, and transportation infrastructure. IHI was founded in the mid-1800s and has a history of developing new industrial technologies and managing projects throughout the world. IHI is committed to supporting projects and investments. IHI has a presence in over 20 countries and has plans for additional development in support of global economic expansion.
IHI Power Generation Corp.
In August 2012, IHI purchased Exelon Corporation’s ownership interest in 5 California power plants. These plants represent the first investment in renewable energy in the U.S. for IHI and are an important step in supporting the overall corporate strategy of investments in renewable energy in the Americas.
IHI Power Services Corp.
IHI Power Services Corp. (IPSC) was specifically formed to provide operations, maintenance, management, and power plant support services to the U.S. power generation industry. The IPSC team of energy professionals delivers “Value Added” service through years of hands-on experience in the power generation industry. By using proven programs, industry “Best Practices” and IHI core “Beliefs and Values”, IPSC provides world-class service to each facility and project managed.
PACIFIC ULTRAPOWER CHINESE STATION – Jamestown, CA
Pacific Ultrapower Chinese Station (PUCS) is located in the foothills of Central California near the community of Chinese Camp. The facility is a 19.8 MW biomass plant utilizing wood fuel from forest management operations (such as pre-commercial thinning or dead tree removal), urban construction and demolition wood, and agricultural products such as nut shells and orchard prunings. The power produced by PUCS is purchased by Pacific Gas & Electric under a long-term Power Purchase Agreement.
PUCS is a partnership venture between IHI Power Generation Corp. and Jamestown Energy with IPSC serving as the managing partner. IPSC provides operations and maintenance services under an Operations and Maintenance agreement.
RIO BRAVO FRESNO – Fresno, CA
Rio Bravo Fresno (RBF) is located in the heart of California’s agricultural region in the community of Malaga. This biomass-fired electrical generating facility is rated at 24.3MW net and runs continuously at full load. The power produced by RBF is purchased by Pacific Gas and Electric through long-term Power Purchase Agreement.
The fuel source at RBF is renewable biomass. Agricultural prunings and urban wood are the two major sources of biomass used at the facility. Much of the material has historically been open burned or land filled resulting in atmospheric pollution, waste of landfill capacity, and underutilization of renewable resources. The circulating fluidized bed (CFB) boiler technology used at RBF allows for a more complete and efficient burn of the biomass, thus air pollutants are dramatically reduced. Additionally, RBF utilizes a SNCR, Limestone Injection and an ESP for criteria pollutant emissions controls. The use of biomass at the plant offsets the equivalent of 457,000 barrels of oil annually, providing clean, efficient energy.
The facility is currently owned by IHI Power Generation Corp. and and North American Power GroupIPSC provides operations and maintenance services under an Operations and Maintenance agreement.
RIO BRAVO ROCKLIN – Lincoln, CA
Rio Bravo Rocklin (RBR) is located in Central California near the community of Rocklin. RBR is a 24.4 MW biomass facility burning 95% urban wood which would otherwise be delivered to landfills. The power produced by RBR is purchased by Pacific Gas and Electric through long-term Power Purchase Agreement. The circulating fluidized bed (CFB) boiler technology used at RBR allows for a more complete and efficient burn of the biomass. Additionally, RBR utilizes a SNCR, Limestone Injection and an ESP for criteria pollutant emissions controls. In 2009 Rio Bravo Rocklin was named one of the top renewable power plants in North America by POWER magazine. This recognition from Power magazine features plants from across the country, which performed at the top of their particular fuel type or class.
RBR is a partnership venture between IHI Power Generation Corp. and North American Power Group. IPSC provides operations and maintenance services under an Operations and Maintenance agreement.
SHASTA RENEWABLE – Anderson, CA
Shasta Renewable is located in Northern Sacramento Valley. Shasta Renewable is a 6 MW biomass facility burning agricultural waste, forest wood, and ~1% urban wood. The power produced by Shasta Renewable is purchased by Pacific Gas and Electric through long-term Power Purchase Agreement.
Shasta Renewable is located in a strategic area allowing for these fuels to be easily transported to the plant for energy recovery. The operation of this plant offsets the negative impacts of open burning and land filling, which results in atmospheric pollution, waste of landfill capacity, and underutilization of renewable resources. A fixed grate stoker boiler technology is used, with the addition of SNCR, and a newly constructed ESP (replacing a wet scrubber) for air pollutant controls. The use of biomass at the plant ensures healthy forests, regenerated agricultural tree farms as well as providing clean, local energy.
Shasta Renewable is a partnership venture between Shasta Renewable Resources, LLC and Anderson Plant, LLC. IPSC is contracted to provide operations and maintenance services under an Operations and Maintenance agreement.
BUENA VISTA – Ione, CA
Buena Vista Biomass Power (BVBP) is located 5 miles south of the city of Ione in California. Buena Vista Biomass Power is designed with an output of approximately 18 megawatt of base load electric generating capacity to the region. The plant has been re-powered as a long-term sustainable biomass renewable energy power generation from a lignite plant. The biomass plant was designed to create a safe, reliable and environmentally-responsible commercial operation that went into service in 2010.
The plant uses a circulating fluidized bed (CFB) boiler that combusts biomass in a controlled manner, heats water to steam which then enters a turbine-generator to make electricity. One advantage of CFB boilers is that it is possible to combust very low moisture content fuel compared to a traveling grate design. Also, the design provides complete combustion, which emits low air emissions. . Additionally, BVBP utilizes a SNCR, Limestone Injection and a Baghouse for criteria pollutant emissions controls.
The fuel for this plant is derived from a variety of sources including clean urban wood diverted from landfills, agricultural byproducts from orchard operations and forest sourced material generated as a byproduct of forest thinning projects that reduce fires.
Amador Biomass, LLC, c/o Otoka Management, LLC. IPSC is contracted to provide operations and maintenance services under an Operations and Maintenance agreement.
GRU Deerhaven Renewable
The largest biomass fueled facility in the United States, Deerhaven Renewable Generating Station (DHR) is a 115 MW (gross), 102 MW (net) woody biomass power plant owned by the City of Gainesville, Florida, D/B/A Gainesville Regional Utilities. The plant utilizes a Bubbling Fluidized Bed Boiler that burns sustainably sourced, clean, woody biomass to provide renewable electrical power to the 93,000 customers of Gainesville Regional Utilities. The plant started operations in 2013.
Greenleaf Power, LLC
Sacramento, CA 95816
Phone: (916) 596-2500
As a company focused on biomass to electricity, Greenleaf Power is a leading provider of renewable energy in North America. We own and operate 154 megawatts (MW) of dependable generation, fueled by sustainable biomass material. Greenleaf Power collects residual biomass material from agricultural, construction, demolition, landfill, and timber industries and converts that biomass into carbon-neutral electricity for sale to municipal, public power, and investor owned utilities.
Greenleaf Power, LLC was formed in October 2010, to acquire and operate base-load biomass plants and improve those plants performance through: implementation of fuel-supply risk mitigation, PPA contract management, cost discipline, leveraging operating synergies, and applying best-in-class management and operations practices to extend the economic lives of the plants.
Greenleaf completed its first acquisitions in 2010, and has grown its portfolio, which now contains five operating facilities with a combined generation capacity of 154 MW. Greenleaf is headquartered in Sacramento, CA. and directly employs more than 130 people and creates nearly 500 local dedicated jobs collecting, processing, and delivering fuel and consumables to its generating plants.
Desert View (DVP) is under a long term power purchase agreement with Imperial Irrigation District.
DVP is a net 47 MW woody biomass electrical generation facility located approximately 40 miles east of Palm Springs in Riverside County California. The plant is a qualified in-state base load renewable resource (CEC# 60692A) that has been consistently providing renewable energy since 1992. Greenleaf Power acquired DVP in 2011.
DVP utilizes two Combustion Engineering circulating fluidized bed boilers and one Siemens steam turbine generator set to generate between 350,000 and 375,000 MWs annually. The boilers are equipped with multi-clones and baghouses for particulate control, ammonia injection for NOx control, limestone injection for sulfur dioxide control and hydrated lime for HCl and sulfur dioxide control. DVP operates under a Title V Permit and is compliant with all Federal, State, and Regional regulations.
Each year DVP burns between 360,000 and 390,000 tons of urban wood waste, orchard removal trees, and fruit pits. The majority of the fuel is in the form of urban wood waste that is diverted from regional landfills allowing local jurisdictions to meet AB 939 mandated recycling diversion targets. Orchard material is consumed at DVP to satisfy local air quality offset requirements.
Honey Lake (HLP) is under a long term contract with San Diego Gas & Electric.
HLP is a net 30 MW woody biomass electrical generation facility located approximately 20 miles east of Susanville in Lassen County California. The plant is a qualified in-state base load renewable resource (CEC# #60077E) that has been consistently providing renewable energy since 1989. Greenleaf Power acquired HLP in 2010. HLP utilizes a Zurn travelling grate wood fired boiler and General Electric steam turbine generator. The boiler is equipped with multi-clones and an electrostatic precipitator for particulate control, ammonia injection for NOx control, and sodium bicarbonate reagent for sulfur dioxide control. HLP operates under a Title V Permit and is compliant with all Federal, State, and Regional regulations.
Each year HLP burns between 150,000 and 200,000 tons of woody biomass from the following sources: forests derived fuel, urban wood waste, and sawmill byproducts. Additionally, the project uses geothermal groundwater from local wells to preheat its boiler feed water, reducing the plant’s consumption of biomass.
Plainfield Renewable Energy (PRE) supplies the majority of its energy, capacity, and renewable attributes to a subsidiary of Eversource under a long term power purchase agreement. Energy and capacity are also sold in the ISO New England wholesale and capacity markets. Renewable energy certificates are also sold to third parties.
PRE is a net 37.5 MW woody biomass electrical generation facility located in Plainfield, Connecticut. The plant is a certified Class I renewable energy source (Certification #CT00666-13) that has been operating since 2013. Greenleaf Power acquired PRE in 2015.
PRE utilizes a state-of-the-art staged gasification system and one Alstom steam turbine and WEG generator to generate approximately 290,000 MW annually. The plant is equipped with a baghouse for particulate control, urea injection for NOx control, and limestone and hydrated lime injection combined with a circulating dry scrubber for sulfur dioxide control. PRE operates under a Title V Permit and is compliant with all Federal, State, and Regional regulations.
PRE burns annually approximately 350,000 tons of clean wood recovered from construction and demolition activities and other sustainable wood from forestry and land clearing activities.
St. Felicien Cogeneration Power Plant is located in St. Felicien, Quebec, Canada approximately 300 miles north of Montreal. The plant was built in 2001 with Greenleaf taking ownership in 2013.
The St. Felicien facility has a net capacity of approximately 23 megawatts of electricity. It is capable of providing baseload renewable energy for as many as 23,000 homes as well as steam which is provided to the adjacent facility. The biomass facility sells its electrical output to Hydro-Quebec under a long-term agreement.
Thermal Energy Development Partnership (TED) is currently idled.
TED is a net 20.5 MW woody biomass electrical generation facility located in Tracy, in San Joaquin County California. The facility is a qualified in-state base load renewable resource (CEC# 60091E) that has provided renewable energy since 1990. Greenleaf Power acquired TED in 2013.
TED utilizes a Detroit Stoker vibrating grate wood fired boiler and Dresser steam turbine generator set. The boiler is equipped with multi-clones and an electrostatic precipitator for particulate control, ammonia injection for NOx control, limestone injection for sulfur dioxide control, and sodium bicarbonate reagent to reduce stack plume. TBP operates under a Title V Permit and is compliant with all Federal, State, and Regional regulations.
Each year TED burns between 150,000 and 200,000 tons of urban wood waste, orchard removal trees, and shell and pits. The majority of the fuel is in the form of urban wood waste that is diverted from local Bay Area landfills allowing local jurisdictions to meet AB 939 mandated recycling diversion targets. Orchard material is consumed at TED to satisfy air quality offset requirements.
Granite Shore Power
Bow, NH 03304
Granite Shore Power consists of 1,069 MW of coal, gas, biomass, and oil-fired generation assets located in New Hampshire which sell capacity and electricity into the ISO New England wholesale electricity market. The Portfolio is comprised of five generation stations: Schiller, Newington, Merrimack, White Lake, and Lost Nation. Schiller Station, located in Portsmouth, NH, consists of a 43 MW biomass-fired steam turbine, two steam turbines totaling 94 MW capable of firing #6 fuel oil and coal, and an 18 MW oil-fired combustion turbine. Newington Station, located in Portsmouth, NH, consists of a 400 MW steam turbine capable of firing #6 fuel oil and natural gas. Merrimack Station, located in Bow, NH, consists of two coal-fired steam turbines totaling 448 MW and two oil-fired combustion turbines totaling 34 MW. White Lake and Lost Nation Stations, located in Tamworth, NH and Northumberland, NH, respectively, are unmanned, remote-start, oil-fired combustion turbines totaling 32 MW.
Schiller Generation Station (“Schiller Station”) is located on approximately 81 acres along the western banks of the Piscataqua River in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, adjacent to Newington Station. Schiller station has two, dual fuel units capable of firing coal or fuel oil, a fuel oil fired combustion turbine, and a biomass boiler combining for a total output of 155 MW (winter capacity). The units serve mainly as peaking resources for the grid, with the exception of the biomass boiler, which operates as a baseload unit, producing renewable energy around the clock and providing vital grid stabilization energy for the New Hampshire Seacoast.
Fortistar Biomass Group
White Plains, New York 10601
Fax: (914) 421-0052
Fortistar Biomass Group is a clean energy company with biomass generating assets and holdings in the U.S. and Canada.
The Fortistar Biomass Group was formed in early 2008 with the acquisition of five biomass facilities. Its assets total 118 MW of installed capacity and are located in Michigan (Hillman Power Co., Grayling Generating Station and Genesee Power Station) and Alberta, Canada (Drayton Valley Power and Dapp Generating Station). These projects produce more than 65 MW of power – enough electricity to supply 65,000 homes.
15720 Brixham Hill Avenue, Suite 550
Charlotte, NC 28277 USA
Phone: (770) 925-8349
Forest2Market delivers project development and operational support to new and existing biopower projects by providing fuel supply diligence utilizing our proprietary market data. Our data is unique as it is the only comprehensive data that is collected at the transaction level; no survey data is incorporated. Annually, we capture millions of transactions at the truckload level including wood fuel pricing.
At Forest2Market, we believe high-quality market information improves business performance. With our high-quality data, deep industry experience and third-party independence, we provide participants in the wood products and bioenergy, biofuel and biochemical supply chains with business solutions that support fact-based decision making and planning.
This transactional data provides a full-spectrum view of market dynamics that equip us with unique insights into global markets and allow us to:
- Interpret regulatory and legislative support regimes and economic drivers
- Assess current and future global supply, demand and pricing
- Identify and minimize risks associated with feedstock supplies
- Advise on all aspects of project lifecycle and ongoing supply chain efficiencies
- Provide basin-specific market analysis and forecasting of availability, sustainability and cost of feedstock
- Act as biomass fuel advisor for companies in the process of developing fuel supplier portfolios
Based on the quality and breadth of its proprietary market data, Forest2Market is recognized by project developers and the finance community as the premier provider of project support feedstock analytics. Forest2Market has conducted more than 300 analytical projects in support of traditional forest products industries, emerging biobased sectors, financial institutions and industrial organizations.
Forest2Market is committed to promoting biopower as a key energy segment to reduce and mitigate the effects of climate change. As such, we also provide advocacy support for policy developments that drive change within global energy markets.
EWP Renewable Corporation
Samoa, CA 95564
EWP Renewable Corporation owns and maintains operations staff at the Fairhaven, Whitefield, and Springfield biomass plants.
The Fairhaven biomass plant is an 18 MW generation facility located in northern California. Since operations began in 1987 the power generated is supplied to Pacific Gas & Electric under a long-term power purchase agreement. The plant uses over 250,000 tons of various forms of wood waste from local sawmills annually. Fairhaven is certified by the State of California as a renewable energy generator.
DG Fairhaven Power, LLC
Phone: (707) 445-5434 /
Fax: (707) 445-2551
Contact: Bob Marino, General Manager
The Whitefield biomass plant is a 16 MW generation facility located in northern New Hampshire. Operations began in 1988 and power is sold under a power purchase agreement. The plant consumes an average of 185,000 green tons of wood fuel per year sourced from numerous local suppliers. The plant’s successful environmental track record, modern pollution control equipment, and the installation of a regenerative scrubber system to lower NOx and an overfire air system to lower CO all contributed to Whitefield’s recent qualification as a Connecticut Class I Renewable Energy Credit (“REC”) producer. Steam is produced by a 180,000 pound Babcock and Wilcox fixed grate boiler which powers a Westinghouse turbine/generator.
DG Whitefield, LLC
Phone: (603) 837-9328 / Fax: (603) 837-2218
Contact: Doug York, Plant Manager
Located in western New Hampshire the Springfield biomass plant is a 16 MW generation facility that began operations in 1987. With several biomass fuel suppliers in the area, the plant consumes an average of 195,000 green tons of wood fuel annually and sells its power under a power purchase agreement. Similar to the Whitefield plant also located in New Hampshire, S pringfield’s environmental success is upheld by state-of-the-art pollution control equipment, the recent installation of a polishing NOx scrubber system, and upgrades to the boiler/central systems; these measures all contributed to the Springfield plant’s recent qualification as a Connecticut Class I Renewable Energy Credit (“REC”) producer.
Springfield Power, LLC
Phone: (603) 763-4754 / Fax: (603) 763-9860
Contact: Chuck Theall, Plant Manager
Lyons, OR 97358
Evergreen Biopower is a 10-MW generating facility co-located with Freres Lumber Co. in Lyons, Oregon. The biomass energy facility, constructed in 2007, supplies steam to Freres Lumber plant processes as well as generates electricity for the local utility.
Freres Lumber has operated for over 90 years as a family-owned business.
Detroit, MI 48226
DTE Energy provides gas and electric utility services to millions of Southeast Michigan homes and businesses, and energy-related services to businesses and industries nationwide.
In business since 1988 and headquartered in Ann Arbor, Mich., DTE Biomass Energy serves customers at more than 20 operating facilities across the United States. The company is a proven leader in the renewable energy sector.
DTE Energy’s biomass energy division consists of landfill gas with more than 20 landfill recovery sites in 14 states. The company also runs a 20 MW wood-fired plant in Woodland, California, and is developing two others in Bakersfield and Stockton, California, which will bring its installed capacity total to about 100 MW.
DTE Energy provides energy solutions to landfill owners and operators across the U.S., helping them adapt to and benefit from the increasing emphasis on renewable energy. The company acquires, builds, develops, owns, and operates landfill gas recovery systems, landfill gas-to-energy projects, and carbon offset projects providing environmentally sustainable products to the market.
Turning harmful greenhouse gases into a renewable source of energy has helped DTE Energy recover more than 900 billion cubic feet of landfill gas to date, a positive environmental impact equivalent to planting more than 4.5 billion trees.
Craven County Wood Energy
201 Executive Parkway
New Bern, NC
The Craven County Wood Energy (CCWE) facility is a biomass-fired power plant with a 50 MW nominal rating. The plant’s main source of fuel is wood waste provided through area manufacturing processes and managed forest initiatives.
CCWE is an integral part of the community with millions of dollars invested annually through fuel procurement, equipment purchases, taxes, and salaries.
CCWE is owned by a partnership of CMS Generation and Decker Energy.
P.O. Box 550
31500 Pond Road
Delano, CA 93216
Covanta, Delano Inc.
PO Box 1461
31500 Pond Road
Delano, CA 93216
Covanta, Mendota, Inc.
P.O. Box 99
400 Guillen Parkway
Mendota, CA 93640
Contact: Doyle Hibler
Phone: 661-792-3067 x-103
Covanta, Mendota, Inc.
Contact: Dave Righthouse
Phone: (559) 655-4921 x-11
Covanta Energy is a subsidiary of Covanta Holding Corporation, an internationally recognized owner and operator of large-scale Energy-from-Waste and renewable energy projects, including eight biomass facilities. This renewable power is generated by utilizing wood fuel from a variety of sources including logging debris, logs from forest thinning, wood waste from lumber mills, highway right of way clearing, agricultural waste such as nut shells and fruit pits, and greenwaste collected from the communities we operate in. Fuel that is gathered in this way also contributes to a removal of accumulated fuel available on the forest floor and a reduction in wildfire potential. The use of this fuel and the greenwaste fuel also reduces the amount of open burning conducted in our communities which significantly reduces carbon monoxide smoke and particulates released by open burning.
Renewable electric generating facilities such as these produce numerous benefits for the communities they operate in, they diversify energy generation, reduce pollutants otherwise emitted into the air we breath, reduce fossil fuel based electric generation, and also contribute to a significant reduction in the emission of greenhouse gases.
Covanta Mendota Power, Mendota, CA
Owned and operated by Covanta Energy since 2007, Covanta Mendota Power is a 25 MW biomass circulating fluidized bed (CFB) boiler power plant located on 80 acres in an agricultural area of the Central Valley of California, approximately 40 miles west of Fresno, California. Receiving wood waste which is diverted from landfills and agricultural wood derived from whole orchard removal and miscellaneous agricultural residue generated in processing produce such as olives, almonds, prunes, peaches and many others Covanta Mendota processes 600 tons of biomass materials into energy each day. The facility, owned and operated by Covanta Energy since 2007, generates 25 megawatt hours of renewable electricity, while reducing the amount of material disposed of in landfills. The facility’s energy generation helps power 25,000 homes on a daily basis.
Covanta Delano Power, Delano, CA
Farms in Kern and Tulare Counties surrounding Covanta Delano generate over 580,000 tons of woody waste annually, mostly from almond, peach, and nectarine orchards. In the past, most of this material has been burned in the fields. Covanta Delano utilizes these waste materials in producing clean electricity offering farmers another alternative to open-field burning Equipped with the latest air pollution control technology, Covanta Delano is a major contributor in cleaning the air in California’s Central Valley. In fact, by reducing 96 percent of the pollutants released in open-field burning, local air quality management officials have called Covanta Delano “a stationary air pollution control device.”
In addition, Kern County landfills recycle tens of thousands of tons of urban wood waste each month for use at Covanta Delano. This amounts to approximately 40 percent of all urban wood waste generated in the unincorporated county. Overall, the facility processes nearly nearly 1,176 tons of biomass waste materials each day, generating more than 50 megawatt hours of electricity.
Covanta Mount Lassen Power, Westwood, CA
Mount Lassen Power is a biomass facility that receives saw mill waste and forest residues from Lassen and Plumas Counties and surrounding areas. The plant provides a market for all of the products removed in a thinning operation, allowing forest management practices to improve forest health and lower fire potential. The facility processes more than 270 tons of biomass waste materials each day, converting the material into approximately 11.5 megawatt hours of electricity. This power is enough to meet the needs of 11,500 homes. The facility has been owned and operated by Covanta Energy since 1997.
Covanta Burney Mountain Power, Burney, CA
Beginning commercial operations in 1984, Burney Mountain Power Facility, owned and operated by Covanta Energy, processes nearly 280 tons of biomass waste materials each day and converts this fuel into renewable electric power. The facility is the sister plant to Mount Lassen Power and services Shasta County and the surrounding areas. The primary fuels for the facility are forest residue, mill residue and whole tree chips. Operating at full capacity, the facility generates approximately 11 megawatts of electricity, which is sold to Pacific Gas and Electric.
Covanta Pacific Oroville Power, Oroville, CA
Owned and operated by Covanta Energy since 1997, Covanta Pacific Oroville Power facility processes more than 500 tons of biomass waste materials each day. The wood waste materials are diverted from landfills and used as a fuel at the facility. Covanta Pacific Oroville Power also receives approximately 5,000 tons per year of agricultural greenwaste that contributes that helps the plant produce enough clean, renewable energy on a daily basis to generate approximately 16.5 megawatt hours (net) of electricity, the equivalent of powering 16,500 homes.
Covanta Pacific Ultrapower Chinese Station, Jamestown, CA
Covanta Pacific Ultrapower Chinese Station began commercial operation in 1986, processes 500 tons of forest residue such as wood chips, agricultural byproducts and unadulterated urban wood each day. In California, biomass facilities like Covanta Pacific Ultrapower Chinese Station are important tools in preventing the uncontrolled, highly polluting open-field burning of three million tons of agricultural residues each year. Instead, these materials can be used to generate clean, renewable energy. At Covanta Pacific Ultrapower Chinese Station approximately 19.8 megawatt hours of electricity is generated from this material.
Covanta West Enfield Power Station, West Enfield, ME
Acquired by Covanta Energy in 2008, the West Enfield Power Station began commercial operation in November 1987. The facility takes wood waste from forest operations, thinnings and sawmills and combusts it in specially designed boilers to generate renewable energy. The wood waste is reduced to an inert ash residue that is approximately 3% of its original volume. The ash residue is can be used as fertilizer, soil amendment or bedding for farm animals. The facility processes The Covanta West Enfield Power Station processes 550 dry tons of biomass waste materials a day, producing 24.5 megawatt hours of electricity for ISO-New England, a regional transmission organization serving Maine, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont.
Covanta Jonesboro Power Station, Jonesboro, ME
The Jonesboro Biomass Facility began commercial operation in November 1987 and was acquired by Covanta Energy in 2008. Powered by fuel that consists of wood chips, bark, tree limbs and tops, mill residue and other clean forest-related biomass, the facility generates up to 24.5 megawatts of renewable energy that is sold into the merchant power markets of ISO New England and also qualifies for Massachusetts Class I renewable energy certificates. The facility processes 550 dry tons of biomass waste materials each day, producing 24.5 megawatt hours of electricity to power 24,500 homes daily.
Charlotte, NC 28205
Contact: Ron Stone
Clariant is an international world leader in specialty chemicals based in Muttenz near Basel Switzerland. The Clariant group owns over 100 companies worldwide and employs 22,200+ people in 76 countries (1,680 in the US alone). In the financial year of 2013 Clariant produced a turnover of over 6 billion Swiss Francs.
One of Clariant’s seven core business units develops and manufactures air purification catalyst for many applications, including reduction of CO (carbon monoxide) and VOCs from wood fired biomass applications. Depending on the nature of the wood feedstock and temperature of exhaust gas, CO reduction as high as 90% can be expected.
Our Needham, Massachusetts facility contains one of our catalyst R & D and analysis labs, manufacturing, warehousing, and sales and administrative offices. From here we can provide a rapid response to technical and production needs. Clariant operates manufacturing facilities in Arizona, California, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Mexico, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Texas.
California Biomass Energy Alliance
The California Biomass Energy Alliance (CBEA) is an association representing the owners and operators of the 33 solid-fuel biomass power plants in California, distributed across 19 counties, utilizing forestry, agricultural, and urban wood waste sectors. This represents a combined generating capacity of 600 MW reliable, baseload, renewable power that can be counted on and scheduled.
CBEA members provide environmental benefits through the elimination of open burning of agricultural and forest wastes; reduction of forest wildfire risks as a result of the removal of slash, deadfall, understory and non-merchantable trees; and diversion of wood waste from landfills. Biomass power is approximately 1½% of the overall power generated in the State, and 17½% of all the renewable power. California’s biomass power industry represents over $2.5 billion in investment, largely in rural areas, and provides needed jobs at the plants and in the fuel supply infrastructure. Biomass is key to California’s growing green economy.
White City, OR 97503
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Bandit Industries, Inc
6750 Millbrook Road
Remus MI 49340
Toll free: 800-952-0178
Bandit Industries, Inc. is a leading global manufacturer of unique hand-fed and whole tree chippers, stump grinders, waste reduction recyclers, and high-powered forestry mowers. Starting in 1983 with just six employees and a single wood chipper in a converted warehouse, the company has grown to serve professionals in a variety of industries, including logging, tree care, land clearing, wood waste recycling, and biomass production.
Bandit has taken an active role in support of biomass energy, both through specialty equipment designs and lobbying/PR campaigns. Bandit whole tree chippers and Beast horizontal grinders are used in biomass applications around the world, producing chips for boiler fuel and wood pellet production. Over 50,000 Bandit machines have been sold in more than 50 countries, all of them designed and manufactured at their company headquarters in Remus, Michigan.
Babcock & Wilcox
Charlotte, NC 28277
Babcock & Wilcox is a global provider of power equipment and consulting and engineering services. The company builds, maintains and repairs steam boilers and auxiliary equipment, including environmental controls, modular reactors and other nuclear power components. They provide a host of management and consulting services across these technologies, including field engineering, upgrades, and research and development.
Babcock & Wilcox employs about 18,800 people across North America and at locations in Europe and China.
Atlantic Power Corp.
Dedham, MA 02026
Atlantic Power is a leading publicly traded, power generation and infrastructure company with a well-diversified portfolio of assets in the United States and Canada. Atlantic is incorporated in British Columbia, headquartered in Boston and has offices in Chicago, Toronto, Vancouver and San Diego. Its power generation projects sell electricity to utilities and other large commercial customers under long-term power purchase agreements, which seek to minimize consumer exposure to changes in commodity prices.
The net generating capacity of the Company’s projects is approximately 2,140 MW, including 159.1 MW of biomass power. The Company’s assets consist of interests in 31 operational power generation projects across 11 states and two provinces, one 53 MW biomass project under construction in Georgia, and an 84-mile, 500 kilovolt electric transmission line located in California. Atlantic Power also owns a majority interest in Rollcast Energy, a biomass power plant developer with several projects in various stages of planning or construction.
Atlantic Power’s corporate strategy is to generate stable, contracted cash flows from existing assets to sustain a dividend payout to shareholders while increasing the value of the company through accretive acquisitions in North American markets. The Company’s dividend is currently paid monthly at an annual rate of Cdn$1.15 per share.
Atlantic Power has a market capitalization of approximately $1.6 billion and trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol AT and on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol ATP.
Atlantic Power’s biomass assets include:
The Cadillac Project is a 39.6 MW biomass-fired facility located in Cadillac, Michigan, that commenced commercial operation in 1993. The Project was acquired by Atlantic Power in December 2010.
Williams Lake, British Columbia
The Williams Lake Project is a 66 MW biomass-fired generating facility located in Williams Lake, in south-central BC. The Project commenced commercial operations in April 1993. Atlantic Power indirectly owns 100% of the Project.
Piedmont Green Power, LLC owns a 53.5MW biomass-fired generating facility located
in Barnesville, Georgia, approximately 70 miles southeast of Atlanta. In October 2010, Atlantic closed non-recourse project-level bank financing to fund the construction of Piedmont. Atlantic owns substantially all of the equity interest in the project.
The Calstock Facility (the Facility) is a power generation facility that uses steam turbines to produce electricity. It is located on the north side of Highway 11 on lots 26, 27, and 28, Concession 4, in the Township of Stoddart, in the District of Cochrane, Ontario. It is located approximately 30 km west of Hearst, Ontario. The site on which the Facility is located is 31 hectares, with the developed area of the site accounting for approximately 23 hectares.
Atlantic Combustion Technologies Inc.
Amherst, NS B4H 4J5
Global Business Development
Since 1975, our Atlantic Combustion Technologies has focused on solving the elusive problem of hard ash build-up in combustion systems. Over the years, many businesses have found this problem to be difficult to solve comprehensively and consistently, and our fierce dedication to it has become our wheelhouse. Our more than 150 years of combined experience and expertise has helped us to develop CoMate Ash Modifier, a remarkable technology which is deployable to virtually any high pressure combustion system burning any fuel or fuel mixture. It has been engineered from the ground up, both in product composition and application method, to deliver to our customers significant and consistent return on investment. Simply put, we have taken the problem of ash deposition and subsequent emissions, and effectively solved it in a way that saves money.
ARP-Loyalton Cogen LLC
100 South Railroad Avenue (PO Box 71)
Loyalton, CA 96118
ARP-Loyalton Cogen LLC is an 18MW biomass power generation facility located in Loyalton, Sierra County, California, adjacent to three of the largest national forests in the western US.
The plant was designed and built to provide steam, heat and power to a large sawmill on the 212 acre property. The sawmill was fully interconnected to the CAISO and sold excess power to the grid throughout the year. During the last half of 2017, after being closed for more than 7 years, the plant has been refurbished to OEM condition and will commence full-output generation into the CAISO under a long-term contract with a group of California municipal utilities.
During 2018, the owners will launch the Sierra EcoTech Campus which will support a number of advanced wood product manufacturing businesses on its property. The campus is located less than 45 minutes from downtown Reno and two hours from Sacramento. For additional information, contact:
Agrilectric Power Partners
Subsidiary of The Powel Group
Lake Charles, LA 70615
More than three decades ago, The Powell Group realized the need to use the hulls removed from rice during milling at their Farmers Rice Mill. Agrilectric is world-known for being the first to design and build a commercially operated rice hull-fired power plant of this kind. It has successfully produced energy and quality rice hull ash since 1984 with an in-service rate of over 94 percent. The 12-megawatt plant consumes about 330-tons of rice hulls every day. By burning rice hulls, Agrilectric has taken an environmental liability by removing 115,000 short tons of rice hulls from the landfill and turned it into an asset.
Agrilectric provides all the power needed to run the adjacent rice mill and the plant itself with the excess (approximately 75%) being sold to the local power company.