GE) as the subsidiary that will cconstruct a biomass electricity plant in Mississippi. On this fourth visit in four months, the Center met with local representatives to negotiate a land lease and to gauge the community acceptance of a wood chip power plant. The proposed biomass-to-electricity (BTE) plant will convert wood chips into methane, which will be burned in a massive turbine that will provide 10-megawatts of electricity to the Mississippi electricity grid. GE is seeking land use from Alcorn State University (ASU) and is also exploring a site location in the City of Port Gibson.
|Mayor Reaves, AC, McDonald, Bigby|
Green Electric intends to obtain the location this year and intends to initiate construction of the plant within this same timeframe. GE intends to complete purchase of this location early this year in order to facilitate local employment and to support GTE plant operations.