Jefferson County biomass plant to turn wood and tires into electricity
From the Augusta Chronicle:
A $70 million biomass plant that burns wood products and shredded tires to make electricity could bring about 25 jobs to Wadley, Ga. The company is working with Jefferson County officials to acquire 25 acres for the plant, which will require permits from Georgia’s Environmental Protection Division and has also raised questions among residents concerned about “tire derived fuels.”
According to the company, the plant would burn about 133,500 tons per year of forest products and about 38,500 tons per year of shredded tires to create about 24 megawatts of power.