Proposed NC Power Plant To Burn Chicken Waste

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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
poultry farms.

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
solar power.


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