Gainesville Biomass plant nearly finished, but issues remain

Posted by Robyn, March 3, 2013

After two years, an estimated 1.6 million hours and as many as 700 workers on site at the peak of construction, the Gainesville biomass plant off U.S. 441 is 85 percent complete.

Its boiler is taller than the Seagle Building — the tallest in downtown Gainesville — but even more visually dramatic are the conveyor arms that stretch like some super-sized water slide.

Later this year, those conveyors will begin carrying wood debris that will be burned to generate electrical power to feed into the Gainesville Regional Utilities system.

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