Tibbar Energy USVI has announced that construction will begin in the second quarter of 2015, on a 7-MW anaerobic digestion biogas power plant, which utilizes VIASPACE's Giant King Grass.
The St. Croix facility will provide the only base load renewable electricity in the USVI.
"VIASPACE and our partner, Tibbar Energy, have mutually shared a vision to construct and implement the Caribbean's first carbon neutral, base load, green/renewable electric power plant on the island of St. Croix. We have been pursuing this vision at a time of unprecedented global warming, with 2014 being documented as the warmest year of global record keeping. Using continuously renewable and high-yielding Giant King Grass to create electricity through an anaerobic digestion biogas power plant is a green energy answer and solution to realistically reducing continued high carbon emissions from burning fossil fuels," said VIASPACE chairman, Dr. Kevin Schewe.
Power produced will be sold to USVI Water and Power Authority (WAPA) under a 25-year power purchase agreement.
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