Biomass hub proposed in Vermont
Beaver Wood Energy and Vermont Hydroponic Produce have announced plans to build a biomass hub in Fair Haven, Vt. The proposed hub will include a biomass power plant, pellet manufacturing facility and a 10-acre greenhouse complex.
The pellet manufacturing facility will have a capacity of 110,000 tons per year. The plant will manufacture wood pellets for residential and commercial use in pellet boilers and heaters. Beaver Wood Energy estimates the pellets produced at the hub will offset 13 million gallons of heating oil each year.
The 30 MW power plant will be fueled with wood residues. The heat and steam generated at the facility will be used to produce pellets and grow vegetables in the adjacent greenhouse complex.
According to Thomas Emero, managing direct of the Beaver Wood Energy, the project’s completion data has not been determined. The company is in the final stages of securing permits and is currently seeking power purchase agreements.