Hawaii's Big Island gets new biomass power plant
One of the latest attempts is a new power plant on Hawaii's Big Island that will consume biomass to produce electricity. The Hu Honua Bioenergy Facility will produce 24MW and supply about 7-10 percent of the island's power needs. The biomass will all be locally produced and used in the plant rather than put into landfills. While it's certainly better to use the materials for power generation than to put in a dump, the big question is why dump it in the first place? Even without the power plant, such materials should at least be composted rather than buried.
[Source: Renewable Energy World via EcoGeek]
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