Biomass plant to get federal funding |

Biomass plant to get federal funding

RENO – A biomass plant at the Northern Nevada Correctional Facility in Carson City will receive $620,000 in federal stimulus money.

When it was approved in 2005, prison officials said it would eventually pay for itself and supply most of the power needed at the prison and a nearby conservation camp.

But the plant, which uses small-diameter wood and slash, has struggled financially because of the high cost of transporting those materials from forests to the plant site.

The funding was part of a $57 million effort announced Monday by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to create markets for smaller diameter wood and low-value trees removed during forest restoration projects.

Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

Readers around the Lake Tahoe Basin and beyond make the Tahoe Tribune's work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Your donation will help us continue to cover COVID-19 and our other vital local news.

Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User


See more