[NEWS] Concord Blue Biomass Gasification Facility Breaks Ground in Arizona
– by Trudy Balcom, November 4, 2016, White Mountain Independent
It doesn’t look like much, but it’s a start.
Concord Blue Energy broke ground this week on its long-awaited biomass plant in the Eagar Industrial Park.
Geotechnical engineering for the plant has been completed — the only phase the company plans to complete this year.
The mechanical components for the bio-generating facility will be engineered and fabricated starting this winter, according to Scott Noll, vice president of project management at Concord Blue, which is based in Los Angeles, Calif.
The plant will use small-diameter timber and forest waste to produce electricity. The company has an agreement with the Navopache Electric Cooperative to produce one megawatt per hour of power for 20 years.
The company chose Eagar for the plant because of the ready supply of small dimensional timber and forest waste that is available in the area due to fires and forest thinning operations.