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Biomass plant proposed for town of Le Sueur

Minnesota Municipal Power Agency (MMPA) is looking to build a biomass plant in the town of Le Sueur, Minnesota, US.

The $30 million (€22.3 million) project would generate 8MW of renewable energy from a variety of feedstocks including sweet corn silage, and waste from potatoes and beans.

MMPA has secured some supply contracts with local food processing companies, and is currently working to establish more agreements.

Power produced at the plant will be supplied to Le Sueur.

A decision on the proposal is expected within around six months. Should its application be successful, MMPA could break ground on the biomass-fired power plant by mid-2012 before operations begin in 2013.