Timber Industry Pushes More Biomass Power

Albany Green Energy Maintenance Manager Curtis Smith looks out over the pile of chipped-up wood, known as biomass, that the plant will burn to make electricity. EMILY JONES / GPB NEWS

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If there’s one thing Georgia has a ton of — actually a billion tons — it’s trees. The state leads the country in acres of private timberland and volume of timber harvested. Some in the timber industry think we should turn more of that wood into electricity.

From several stories up at Exelon’s Albany Green Energy plant, you can see a massive pile of chipped up wood, known as biomass. A long conveyor carries it up into the plant, where it’s fed into a boiler.

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Source: Georgia Public Broadcasting

 

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