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Work begins on wood-fired power plant in Gypsum, CO [From the web]



GYPSUM, CO , Jan. 31, 2013 (Local News) - 

Construction has begun on a biomass power plant adjacent to the American Gypsum wallboard factory in Gypsum that town and state officials hope other Colorado communities will emulate in order to cope with Colorado's growing bark-beetle epidemic.

"I'm hoping that [the Gypsum plant] becomes a catalyst for other biomass plants around the state to help address forest health management," Gypsum Town Manager Jeff Shroll said of the 11.5 megawatt electric and heat power plant expected to open by the end of the year.

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This article originally appeared on woodbiomass.com: Work begins on wood-fired power plant in Gypsum, CO [From the web]