Blue Lake Power seeks suppliers to restart biomass plant in California

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June 26 (Renewables Now) - Blue Lake Power LLC plans to restart its 12-MW biomass power plant in California next month, the company announced on Sunday.

Blue Lake said in a press statement it is currently working to secure short and long-term supplies of fuel for ongoing operations. The particular facility will be burning wood to produce steam and generate electricity. It requires some 175 highway loaded chip vans of fuel per week, according to Blue Lake’s estimates.

The company noted that the plant may burn untreated wood such as sawmill hog fuel, shavings, bark, branches, cull logs, tree tops, off-spec and waste lumber, amongst other. However, treated or painted materials are not acceptable, it added.

The electricity generated at the site will be sold into the power grid in Northern California.

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