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Arizona grants permit to company generating power from wood
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Arizona grants permit to company generating power from wood

EAGAR, Ariz. (AP) — A company that plans to generate electricity from wood has received a key permit from the state.

The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality permit authorizes Concord Blue Eagar, LLC. to construct and operate the power plant in Eagar.

The plant is expected to process 75 tons of wood fuels per day, generating 1 megawatt of electricity. Concord says the power will be sold to Navopache Electric Co-Op, Inc.

The plant will be fueled with material from forest thinning operations, plant trimmings and sawmills.

Concord says the new facility will create about 30 jobs during construction and 12-full-time positions once it begins operating.

A 24-megawatt biomass plant in Snowflake is similar in that it largely uses material from forest thinning to generate electricity.

In related news, Why does firewood cost so much? Fracking’s part of it.

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