Eugene biomass plant fined for air pollution



EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — A new wood-burning power plant near Eugene has flunked an air pollution test.

The Lane Regional Air Protection Agency fined Seneca Sustainable Energy about $10,000 after the plant violated emission limits for particulates and nitrogen oxide.

The plant manager, Richard Re, told The Register Guard ( he thinks there was a testing error and that the plant did not exceed limits. More testing is planned. The company may have to improve pollution controls.

The $50 million biomass power plant burns mill waste and logging residue. It generates enough power for 13,000 homes.


Information from: The Register-Guard,