A biomass cogeneration plant in the US state of Montana is getting nearer to completion.

The plant which will power the FH Stoltze Land and Lumber firm’s activities will be powered by biomass chips and hog fuel.

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“There’s a boiler room, water treatment house, fuel storage silos, an electrostatic precipitator, a water cooling tower,” Stoltze Vice President Chuck Roady told local media.

Once open, biomass fuel will power the plant and give electricity to nearly 3000 Flathead Electric Co-op members.

Stoltze will also hire 9-13 new employees to staff the facility and NBC Montana reported that funding has come from the US Forest Service. A $210,000 grant will go towards adding a “trailer dump” to the plant.

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