Biomass Energy Facility
What is biomass?
In context of bioenergy, the term "biomass" typically refers to biological material derived from living or recently living plant matter. For the purposes of this
facility, biomass refers to wood chips.
What about air quality and emission control?
The facility incorporates state-of-the-art emissions control technology including particulate emission control in the form of an Electrostatic Precipitator (ESP) as well as NOx reduction technology.
Are lower energy prices being passed on to customers?
The electricity and steam generated by the facility is sold under a
long-term power purchase agreement to GUSC, which is the utility
corporation that distributes energy to park tenants. Because GUSC is a non-profit corporation, any energy related cost savings
are passed on to its customers while securing additional energy price and supply stability.
Does the facility qualify for any green credits?
Yes, and to the extent that such added-value is generated, the additional savings
are passed back to GUSC’s customers.
What role does this facility play in the overall green movement?
This facility uses sustainable, renewable energy resources promoting environmental stewardship and is consistent with state and federal objectives to increase the country’s use of green energy.