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  • Tuesday, July 31, 2007

    PROGRESS IN BIOMASS

    Theoretically, any place there is garbage is a place that can develop renewable energy. And, theortetically, garbage is renewable. It certainly is around here. If NewEnergyNews is not right about this, why would Progress Energy be buying in?

    Progress Energy adding electricity capacity through alternative fuels
    July 26, 2007 (Tampa Bay Business Journal)

    WHO
    Progress Energy Florida, Biomass Gas & Electric (Glenn Farris, president/ceo), Biomass Investment Group

    WHAT
    Progress Energy closed a 20-year contract for electricity produced by a 75-megawatt Biomass Gas & Electric-built plant for converting waste-wood such as yard trimmings, tree bark and wood knots from paper mills into energy .
    click to enlarge. or invest.

    WHEN
    The Biomass plant is expected to begin operations in 2011.

    WHERE
    - Biomass is based in Atlanta, Georgia. The plant will be in north Florida.
    - Progress, serving 1.7 million customers, is headquartered in St. Petersburg, Florida.

    WHY
    - Last year, Progress Energy closed a 25-year contract with the Biomass Investment Group for a 130 megawatt biomass plant to be built in Central Florida.
    - Progress now uses 800 megawatts of electricity from renewables such as biomass, waste heat from agricultural processes and municipal solid waste and has contracted for 200 megawatts more in the last year.
    - This will be Biomass’ 3rd biomass gasification process plant.
    - Florida Public Service Commission must approve contract and certify plant.
    click to enlarge

    QUOTES
    Farris: "The southeast is the most biomass-rich area of the United States. Any comprehensive plan for energy production for the state of Florida should include renewable energy, and biomass must be an integral part of that plan…"

    1 Comments:

    At 9:29 PM, Blogger hopeforcleanwater said...

    Biomass and "syngas" are both snakeoil brought to you by shysters who failed miserably in Burlington, VT, leaving a gasifier mothballed and the town with a bad taste in its mouth, groundwater contamination, and a neighborhood that had to be bought out and moved. I hear the owners are attempting to locate now in Tallahassee, FL, and are being very successful in hoodwinking otherwise intelligent people, including FSU's Trustees, professors, elected officials, and community leaders into believing that BG&E has the magic answer to their energy needs. Don't fall for the hype. Don't be fooled. Energy efficiencies, conservation, and solar are your answers.

     

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