Power plants that burn biomass have to obey the Clean Air Act; research shows those plants may do more harm than good.
Where's all that piled wood and brush going to go when it's finally picked up?
The $225 million plant will convert local waste materials to energy, a better option than using plant biomass.
Under the Biomass Crop Assistance Program, farmers and biomass operators can benefit from financial incentives to grow and process the grass for heat, electricity, liquid biofuels, and bio-based products.
A program that helps farmers and rural small businesses buy renewable energy systems was significantly cut, and the biomass program was completely erased.