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[NEWS] Tennessee Wood, Sewage, Tire Gasification Facility Progressing

– by Anna Simet, July 6, 2016, Biomass Magazine

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Photo: PHG Energy

Work is progressing at the city of Lebanon, Tennessee, waste-to-energy plant, and Field Rep. Evann Freeman from Sen. Lamar Alexander’s office recently visited the site to check in on progress.

The waste gasification plant was designed and is being built by PHG Energy, which constructed a similar plant in Covington, Tennessee. At the time of Freeman’s visit, construction on the support tower was underway, and completion of the project remains on track to allow for an October commissioning.

The biomass gasification plant will deploy what PHG Energy believes will be the world’s largest downdraft gasifier, eventually converting as much as 64 tons per day of wood waste, sewer sludge and used tires into up to 400 kilowatts of electricity for use at Lebanon’s waste-water treatment plant.

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Fire Sparks Concern Over Tennessee Biofuel Refinery

– by Jeni Diprizio, March 18, 2016, Local Memphis

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Photo: Commercialappeal.com

This isn’t the first time Memphis firefighters have been called to the Agrileum plant.

Neighbors say there was a small fire there just a few weeks ago. And in 2014, the facility was under state and county investigation.

Senior investigator Jeni Diprizio was at the plant after a chemical spill. Neighbors have been concerned about the facility for quite some time.

“When it first blew up, we were sitting right here,” recalled Andrew Blanton.

Residents who live near the biofuel plant say it’s been a concern for decades.

“It shouldn’t be here. It should be on Presidents Island or something,” said Ricky Blanton.

They say they are worried about fires and chemical spills.

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