Green Power EMC offers energy from one wood waste facility, Rabun Gap. The facility burns forestry by-products including limbs, tops, bark and other unusable portions to generate steam used to turn a turbine that produces electricity. Using an electrostatic precipitator, particulate matter is removed from the boiler exhaust to greatly reduce potentially harmful emissions.
Because of its extensive pine forests and existing forest-related industries, Georgia has a large potential for electricity production using wood waste. However, an uncertain regulatory environment and other factors have limited biomass development to date. This could change in the future.
View the flip card below to learn more about Green Power EMC's Members' wood waste resource.