Wood residual power plant given OK
October 20, 2011
By Virginian Gazette
Oct 20, 2011, South Boston, VA - A power plant to run on wood chips and other wood waste products has been given financing and the green light in Virginia.
A $90 million loan from the United States Department of
Agriculture has been awarded to the Northern Virginia Electric
Cooperative to finance the South Boston Energy Project, U.S. Secretary
of Agriculture Tom Vilsack announced Monday.
The project consists of a 50-megawatt wood biomass electric generating facility in Halifax County. The power plant will be located on Plywood Trail just
outside of South Boston and will burn wood byproducts to generate
electricity. Read the complete story here.
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