POSTED: Friday, March 18, 2011 - 3:44pm
UPDATED: Saturday, March 19, 2011 - 8:46pm
LUFKIN — The head of an East Texas biomass plant says the unit could begin producing power this spring by converting logging debris into electricity.
Aspen Power's president says the plant in Lufkin is expected to
do its first burning in May during its final commission phase.
The Lufkin Daily News reported that plant officials said
electrical work at the 50-megawatt facility is nearly finished and
the operating platform is "going well."
Aspen Power, touted as the first biomass plant of its kind in
the state, faces testing of emissions levels to abide by Texas
Commission on Environmental Quality standards.