Liberty Green Renewables plans rejected in Indiana

By Staff
A $100 million Liberty Green Renewables LLC woody biomass power plant has suffered a serious setback, as the local planning commission rejected its development plans in the middle of July.

The 32-megawatt plant was to be sited near Scottsburg, Ind., and burn logging and milling residues. The resulting energy was going to be sold to local utilities, but the Scott County Area Plan Commission voted it down by a 4-2 vote. The company is based in Georgetown, Ind., and also has a Missouri-based joint venture, LG Biomass Missouri LLC, with global company Macquarie Cook Power Inc.