The 20 MW plant (pictured) in Port Angeles, in the western state of Washington, has provided power and heat for a paper mill owned by Nippon Paper Industries USA since 2013. The company’s website says the plant generates 170 GWh of power per year at 69% thermal efficiency, and runs for 355 days of the year, with two planned maintenance outages.
Fuel for the inclined grate biomass boiler comes from 155,000 tonnes of locally-sourced waste wood.
Together, the plant and mill have now been put up for sale by PricewaterhouseCoopers Corporate Finance, which is seeking a buyer that will continue to operate both.
The mill produces 100,000 tonnes of specialty lightweight paper per year.