The Nevada Division of Forestry, though the woody biomass grants from the U.S. Forest Service has several bins in which to collect biomass. This biomass is then delivered to the co-generation plant at the Northern Nevada Correction Center(NNCC) in Carson City.
Once NDF had the equipment, bins were almost immediately in the field. The first project, a Bureau of Land Management (BLM) fuels reduction project at Indian Creek Reservoir, demonstrated the incredible potential of a closed loop biomass delivery system. Utilizing the bins, NDF was able to divert 75 tons of woody biomass from burn piles in the field to the boiler at NNCC. The biomass was delivered at a cost of approximately $5 per ton, a significant savings over the $39 per ton NNCC was paying through contract suppliers.
Our second project involved fuels reduction by products from Sugar Pine (California) State Park in the Lake Tahoe Basin. Approximately 32 tons of biomass was delivered to NNCC at a cost of $5 per ton, a savings of $24 a ton.
- Contact Information
- Eric Roussel
2478 Fairview Drive
Carson City, Nevada 89701
Direct Line: 775-684-2510
Resource Program Fax: 775-684-2571