Combined Heat and Power Facility Expected to be Economic Driver in Vermont

From Biomass Power & Thermal:

Biomass power developers eye renovated Vt. industrial site

A proposed biomass combined-heat-and-power (CHP) facility for Springfield, Vt., will not only provide cost effective energy to the community, but will also be an economic driver for Vermont, according to Dan Ingold, senior technical director for Weston Solutions.

Ingold and his team at Weston Solutions, an environmental consulting company, has partnered with Massachusetts-based Winstanley Enterprises, a real estate development and investment group, to convert a once shuttered industrial building on a 215-acre site into an industrial park powered by woody biomass. The facility is expected to produce between 25 MW and 35MW, and will create nearly 400 jobs during construction, with another 160 permanent jobs once operational.