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Friday, January 29, 2010

Fibrowatt - in depth

Following up on the NVDaily article about the potential of Fibrowatt LLC locating an energy plant at Page County’s Project Clover, I am planning to post a series on the company and its projects next week. Broadly outlined, I’ll research and post on the following:

1) Fibrowatt company overview and its projects in Minnesota and North Carolina, and the UK if that is possible;

2) Review of the press releases on their website, and anything else that is reviewed by following these;

3) An overview of what I find out about local citizen's concerns, some EPA matter’s that turned up in a Google search, and also research into one of Fibrowatt’s own press releases about “alleged non-compliance in Minnesota”;

4) A break-even analysis from a report on a similar plant in Arkansas, and other operators of similar projects in the US; and

5) A wrap up, with some abbreviated profiles of Fibrowatt’s board members.

This is going to keep me busy next week, and the posts may tend to be on the longer side…but I am looking forward to it. I'll leave you with this paragraph, cut from the article linked below. If it’s true that Fibrowatt only builds where they have been invited, one has to conclude that Page County somehow invited them here:

"Locating these plants near to major poultry producing centers is critical to the model’s long-term success. But Fibrowatt is sensitive to the needs of the communities it would like to enter. Although it is exploring potential future projects in Arkansas, Georgia, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Alabama, Texas, and other states, the company’s philosophy is to only go where it’s invited."

That’s from: http://www.energytodaymagazine.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=7006&Itemid=101

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