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Tuolumne Supervisors To Hear Biomass Facility Study Findings

Sonora, CA – The Tuolumne County supervisors will be getting a close look this coming week at a finalized feasibility study for a $22 million county biomass facility.

The effort, led by the Sierra Nevada Conservancy (SNC), relates to planning stages for one in a suite of post-Rim Fire projects approved under a $70 million federal HUD grant award from the National Disaster Resilience Competition (NDRC) in which the county is collaborating on with other local, state, and federal partners, as reported here.

The recently completed second phase of the biomass facility feasibility study involved assessing viable related enterprises that could be co-located within the county. Among these are a small-scale, five-megawatt biomass power plant, sawmill, post and pole manufacturing plant, and businesses relating to firewood bundling and biomass fuel grinding.

Interested members of the public are invited to hear the presentation, slated for 11 a.m. at the supervisors’ regular meeting Tuesday their chambers (2 S. Green St, 4th Floor) in Sonora. SNC and California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) representatives along with those from technical consultant The Beck Group will be on hand to deliver the report and answer questions.

For more details about the study, click here.