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Woody biomass plant set to open in New Hampshire, US

A new woody biomass plant in New Hampshire, US is scheduled to begin operating by the middle of December this year.

The Burgess Biopower plant cost around $275 million (€203 million) to develop and is designed to produce 75 megawatts of electricity per year.

Plant developer Cate Street Capital says the facility will burn approximately 750,000 tonnes of low-grade wood per year and help support several hundred jobs for foresters, loggers and chippers.

Development began at the site in 2011 following the closure of a Fraser Papers pulp mill in 2006.