Biomass Energy

Project Details

Engineering Design Consultec Ltd.
Field Review Services Tignum
Location Merritt, British Columbia
Energy Production 40MW
Fuel Source Wood residue from local sawmills and logging operations
Construction Value $235,000,000

The Merritt biomass facility will consume 307,000 metric tons of biomass a year. It will convert sawmill and logging waste from the British Columbia forestry industry, as well as trees killed by the mountain pine beetle epidemic, into electricity.

Once commissioned, the power plant will have the capacity to supply electricity to upwards of 80,000 homes in the province, as well as reduce CO2 emissions for the province by 250,000 tonnes annually.

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