Deschutes County Commissioners in late June approved the siting to construct a biomass power plant in La Pine. St. Helens-based, Biogreen Sustainable Energy will build and operate the proposed 18-megawatt electricity plant powered by a steam turbine. The plant will be fueled by woody biomass, or hogg fuel ground-up from mill waste, small timber, slash and construction waste. Construction reportedly begins in four months, for completion in 18 months.
La Pine, Ore. Biomass Power Plant Planned August 19, 2009