2008-11-05

Bio-mass waiting on call

A proposed biomass-fueled power generation facility in Houston is still waiting for B.C. Hydro to make the call.

The 50-70 megawatt power generation facility would utilize sawmill waste, such as forest residuals, from harvesting activities like tree limbs and low-grade pine beetle wood.

A week-long pilot project was done to look at the potential value of the fuel and the cost to bring it to the plant, Bill Tice, communications manager for West Fraser said. The project is mired as they wait for a call for proposals.