First Posted: 2/14/2009
Fibrowatt LLC announced recently it has chosen the final of three sites it plans to build in North Carolina, where poultry litter will be used to generate electricity.
The firm will be building a biomass power plant in Montgomery County, near Biscoe, the firm announced last week.
In 2008, the company announced the locations of its first and second plants Surry County and in Sampson County, which is in Eastern North Carolina. As is the case in those two project, Fibrowatt said the two-year building period will offer Montgomery County up to 300 construction jobs, and once the plant is up and running 100 jobs will be created.
The company gave the same figures for its plant in Sampson County, and has said at least 80 jobs will be created at its Surry County plant, which is set for a site near Elkin. Construction on the Surry County site, company officials have said, is expected to begin in 2010, with the facility up and running by 2012, the same time frame it announced last week for its Montgomery County site.
Moving forward with our three plants in North Carolina is a top priority for Fibrowatt, said company Chief Executive Officer Rupert Fraser. There is tremendous opportunity here for Fibrowatt to support the states renewable energy goals and provide a much-needed service to local poultry farmers.
Fibrowatt is a Pennsylvania-based developer, builder and operator of electrical power plants fueled with poultry litter and other biomass. It opened what it calls the nations first poultry litter-fueled power plant in Benson, Minnesota in 2007.