Poultry Power USA to supply power to Progress Energy
In Montgomery County, North Carolina, US, plans are in place to build the state's first poultry waste-to-biogas plant.
Poultry Power USA will construct, own and operate the 36MW power plant and has already signed a contract with energy company Progress Energy Carolinas, which will acquire the output.
'Turning poultry litter into power is an important milestone in the development of bio-waste energy resources in our state,' says Lloyd Yates, president and CEO of Progress Energy Carolinas. 'Innovative renewable energy technologies, aggressive energy efficiency programmes and a state-of-the-art power system are important parts of a balanced approach to meeting our region's future energy demands.'
The plant, which is expected to come online in the first half of 2013, will handle 350,000 tonnes of poultry waste annually and create 100 direct and indirect jobs for the local residents of Briscoe. The project is reported to cost around $125 million (€88 million).