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North America’s Largest 100% Biomass-Fueled Power Plant Opens in Canada

Posted September 20, 2014

Under Economic Issues, International Trade Issues

(Adrienne Selko – IndustryWeek)

Ontario, Canada is now home to North America’s largest power plant fueled completely by biomass.

The Atikokan Generating Station conversion is complete, and the station is now generating electricity and helping meet local power needs in northwestern Ontario, according to an announcement on Sept. 11.

Atikokan Generating Station will provide renewable peaking power, and can be turned on when electricity demands are highest. The plant, which employs 70 full-time workers, burned its last coal, two years ago, on Sept. 11, 2012. Read more here.