Active Energy receives permits for NC biomass facility

UK-based biomass firm Active Energy has received the necessary permits to complete its plant in North Carolina, US.

The company received the construction and air permit for its CoalSwitchTM plant in Lumberton from the NC Division of Air Quality. With the issuance of the permit, Active Energy can commence the final stage of planning and construction for its plant, targeting production capacity of up to five tonnes per hour.

Activity at Active Energy’s Lumberton site has accelerated in recent weeks, as the firm creates a strategically located hub for lumber and next-generation biomass pellet operations in the US. The permit provides the next step in the firm’s long-term plan to develop complementary lumber and biomass activities.

Michael Rowan, CEO of Active Energy Group, said: “The receipt of the permit will transform Active Energy into a leading provider of waste-to-energy and second-generation biomass technologies, and represents the final approval required at the Lumberton site, marking a major milestone for the company.

“Active Energy can now push forward unhindered with completing the construction of an operable CoalSwitch plant at the Lumberton site and provide the first working showcase of CoalSwitch technology. We would like to thank the NC Division of Air Quality for their ongoing support throughout this process.”

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