SRE to open 3 biomass fuel plants in South Carolina

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, October 12, 2010

The Andalusia-based company Southeast Renewable Energy (SRE) has signed a contract for three renewable biomass-fuel energy plants in South Carolina, while Andalusia’s DMD Engineering will do the project’s preliminary engineering work.

SRE is now contracted to construct three, 15-MW plants in locations around the state, where it has committed to producing 45 MWs of bio-mass-fueled energy.

The company will convert wood waste, wood chips and energy crops into renewable energy that will be supplied to a South Carolina utility company.

The three plants are identical to the one SRE proposed locally last February, when officials announced that the Florala/Lockhart area had been chosen as the site of a new $55 million biomass power generation plant. Once completed, it will employ approximately 16 fulltime employees.

The plant will utilize the same technology as the South Carolina plans, and negotiations for its construction are still ongoing.