Nonprofit Hopes to Turn Waste to Energy

Biomass The Green Institute plans to turn a city-owned waste drop-off site in the Phillips neighborhood of south Minneapolis into a biomass plant that would burn yard waste and wood chips to produce electricity and heat. Project officials are in early negotiations to buy the approximately 2-acre South Transfer Station site from the city. The plant would burn up to 650 tons of wood and agricultural waste a day and produce enough electricity to serve 20,000 households.

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