GE to Provide Biomass Energy Equipment for California Power Plant

GE providing biomass energy equipment to North Fork, California power plant

GE (NYSE: GE)’s Distributed Power unit will provide equipment for an integrated biomass gasification system for a bioenergy power plant in California. GE and Phoenix Energy have collaborated to design and implement the system across the state.
Phoenix Energy and Western Energy Systems will use GE’s gasifier, gas conditioning system and engine to convert excess forest biomass to electricity, heat and biochar, a mostly solid state of carbon. The biochar is then put back into agriculture to improve soil health and water retention.
Phoenix Energy plans to begin operations of the North Fork plant in late 2016. GE and Western Energy Systems will also provide technical support and service for the installed systems. The North Fork project received a $4.9 million grant from the California Energy Commission.

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