Iberdrola Renewables has started construction at its 26.8 MW Lakeview biomass cogeneration plant in Lakeview, Oregon, US, with construction completion expected by the autumn of 2012.
Located approximately 90 miles (145 km) east of Iberdrola Renewables’ existing Klamath CHP plant, the Lakeview project will be entirely air-cooled – reducing water use by more than 80% compared to conventional water cooling.
Collins Pine Company will provide fuel, comprising a combination of logging and sawmill residuals from its Fremont Sawmill.
Collins’ Lakeview forest operations – where much of the plant’s fuel will come from – have been independently certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) as consistent with their standards for forest management practices.
Collins will also purchase the equivalent of 2 MW of steam from the project to run its lumber-drying process more efficiently and with lower air emissions.
The Fremont sawmill is directly adjacent to the biomass plant’s site.
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