Liberty Green Renewables to build Indiana plant

By Anna Austin
Web exclusive posted Jan. 8, 2009, at 11:13 a.m. CST

Biomass-to-energy plant developer Liberty Green Renewables LLC plans to s build a 28-megawatt biomass power plant near Miltown in Crawford County, Ind.

The facility will utilize woody biomass material from several local forest product industrial sources, such as residues from logging, sawmills, pallet manufacturing, and land clearing, to operate its fluidized bed boiler technology.

The facility is expected to cost between $80 million and $90 million.

According to Liberty Green Renewables, it has negotiated a letter of intent with a local utility to purchase the entire electrical output of the proposed facility, as well as the associated renewable energy credits and all other environmental attributes.

The facility, which is slated to be operational in late 2011, is expected to create an estimated 25 permanent jobs.