Forests in the furnace
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FACTS & FIGURES
Power station specifications
- Seventy percent
(70.6%) of the feedstock would come from native forest
- The rest would
come from plantation pine, with the possibility in the future that
municipal waste may be added.
The furnace would generate 20MW, of which 25% would
become electricity. Thus 5MW would be generated (i.e.; 75% wastage).
In 2010, the chipmill’s own requirements will be
6,500 MWh per year. The plant will generate 31,000 MWh so a surplus
of 25,000 will be available to feed into the grid.
claims virtually no emissions will be produced.
Total investment will be $18-22 million, to be
completed in 2010.
Department of Planning documentation
The plant will depend on the continued existence of the woodchipping
industry; with more than 70% of feedstock coming from native forests
– either fines from the chipmill or sawmills or waste from the
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