Southern Dyestuff County Rd
Cost (in millions): 300In June 2011, Mecklenburg County pulled out of the project, but the proponents insist they'll still try to build it anyway.
The 667-acre site it has agreed to buy from Clariant Corp. is a Superfund hazardous-waste cleanup site. And construction of the power plant has to start this year to qualify for key tax credits. A 2007 state law that requires utilities to make a portion of their electricity from renewable sources, beginning in 2012, has prompted a surge of interest in biomass.
This year Forsite has to win a county air permit, negotiate contracts to buy fuel and sign an agreement to sell the electricity it produces to a utility.
The ReVenture team plans to apply for a "minor source" air-quality permit instead of a much more onerous Title V permit, which is required for larger industrial operations such as the Marshall Steam Station. (WHICH IS WHY THEY CHOSE TO BE UNDER 50 MW)
Project would include:
* A 30 +/- or 49 +/- mega watt waste to energy plant that has the potential to expand to 80 +/- mega watts.
* A 4 +/- mega watt photovoltaic solar field to be developed on a closed 25 acre landfill.
* A platform to research new renewable energy technologies on a large scale.
* A regional wastewater treatment facility to be operated by Charlotte Mecklenburg Utilities (CMU) that will incorporate multiple "green" design components including transforming the bio-solids into a high BTU, renewable energy resource.
* A Green Technology research laboratory and Green business incubator.
* The development of a Bio-fuels production facility.
* A transloading and Ethanol mixing operation.
* A propane fleet vehicle conversion facility.
* Office space for green or environmental not-for-profit organizations.
* A new 300,000 +/- square-foot Business Park that will cater to small businesses focused on energy efficiency, renewable energy and environmental technology.
* Coalogix, Inc. expansion.
* A 185/+ acre conservation easement and trail system along the Long Creek basin that will connect the Carolina Thread Trail to the U.S. National Whitewater Center.