Power plants fueled by chicken waste could be in the future for North Carolina.
Fibrowatt Ltd. officials say they've identified a 125-acre site on the Yadkin River in Surry County as a possible location for a $140 million plant.
The plant would be fueled by 500,000 pounds of waste from nearby
Company development manager Michael Freeman says the Pennsylvania-based company also is looking at locations for two
additional plants in other parts of the state.
Freeman says Fibrowatt is negotiating with Duke Energy for a statewide power contract.
The state Legislature passed a law last year that requires power
companies to use energy sources such as animal waste and wind and
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