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Biomass Plant Proposal

Updated: Thursday, April 11 2013, 05:47 PM EDT

The owner of the Transylvania Community Airport has signed a deal that could result in the construction of a Biomass Renewable Energy Plant on airport property.  The information is included in an application on file at the North Carolina Utilities Commission.

The Biomass plant is being proposed by New York investors who are considering several sites for the project.  The airport's owner, Kenneth Allison, has signed an option to convey his property to a development group that would also make him a partial owner of the project.  The plant would use wood, trash and agricultural waste that would be converted to a gas.  That gas would fuel a generator to create electricity that would be sold to Duke Energy.  The plans say the $22.3 million dollar plant would generate 4 megawatts.

The group proposing the plant will hold an information meeting Thursday night at 7pm at the Transylvania library in Brevard.  The state utilities commission has already received a number of complaints and will most likely hold public hearings on whether to allow the proposal to move forward.

by Frank Fraboni


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Biomass Plant Proposal


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