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SRE applies for permit

In Harleyville, South Carolina, US, Southeast Renewable Energy Dorchester (SRE) is looking to build a 17MW biomass-fired power plant that will use virgin wood waste as its feedstock.


The company has applied to the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control for an air construction permit. Providing the permit is granted, SRE will go on to build and operate its plant.


Objections to the facility can be made until end of day, 14 June 2011. After this date, DHEC will then either approve or deny the application.


SRE will invest $50 million (€34.7 million) in its new project, which will create 20 new jobs over the next five years.
Power generated at the plant, which is scheduled for completion by Q4 2012, will be sold to Santee Cooper.