Chugachmiut Regional Corp. in Port Graham, Alaska, to receive technical assistance for wood-fueled biomass plant that will provide power for community buildings in Native Village as part of US Dept. of Energy tribal program

LOS ANGELES , May 29, 2013 () – The Chugachmiut Regional Corp. in Port Graham, Alaska, will receive technical assistance from the U.S. Department of Energy (U.S. DOE) for a biomass plant that will provide power for community buildings in Native Village, Biomass Magazine reported on May 24.

The biomass plant, which will use locally sourced wood, will replace a community-scale hot water distribution system.

Chugachmiut has already finished pre-construction activities, including discussing the effects of biomass extraction and forest with the community.

The U.S. DOE has indicated it will conduct technical reviews of feasibility studies and proposals for the project, Biomass Magazine reported.

The Chugachmiut biomass plant is one five new tribal clean energy projects that will receive technical assistance through the U.S. DOE’s Strategic Technical Assistance Response Team Program. Three of the other projects involve solar energy while the fourth is a biomass waste-to-energy plant.

The primary source of this article is Biomass Magazine, Grand Forks, North Dakota, on May 24, 2013.

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