Phoenix Energy will build and operate a biomass gasification plant near Lake Tahoe, Calif.
In an effort to reduce forest fire risk and improve air quality, Placer County has been seeking to develop an alternative to open burning of large biomass piles. The 2-MW plant will utilize forest biomass to make electricity.
The plant will be the first to use forest-based fuel in California. The Lake Tahoe project is Phoenix Energy’s third biomass gasification plant in state and when fully operational it will be the company’s largest plant.
Phoenix Energy is an independent power producer that operates small, distributed biomass gasification plants in partnership with businesses and communities.