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Green Star to Build First-of-Its-Kind Multifuel Biomass Plant

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By Editors of Power Engineering

Green Star Gasifiers plans to build a new biomass plant capable of burning a variety of fuels, a feat the company said will be the first in the United States.

The company plans to build it within the Roth Industrial Development Park in South Sioux City, Iowa, the Sioux City Journal reported.

The $53 million plant can use wood waste, garbage, construction waste, demolition waste and agriculture waste alike. Of the plant’s 8 MW, three will be sold to the city of South Sioux City with the rest used internally to power the plant.

Additionally, the plant will produce torrefied wood pellets Green Star will sell to coal-fired power plants looking to reduce their emissions.

Green Star plans to have the plant in production by spring 2019. Additionally, the company plans to move its headquarters to South Sioux City from its current location in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

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