The Real Deal Miami

Panhandle project aims to offer power diversity

February 03, 2010 06:02PM

Alternative energy company Adage Biopower has submitted an application for an air permit to construct a planned biopower facility in Gadsden County, in the panhandle near Tallahassee. It’s the first of many steps that could bring alternative energy to Florida. Adage also needs the permission of Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) for its proposed Gadsden County project. The joint venture between AREVA and Duke Energy Corporation, will use biofuels, described as “area-grown wood sources” by Jeff Doran, Executive Director of the Florida Forestry Association. Adage said it is investing $20 million and believes it will create 400 direct jobs, during construction of the Gadsden project. It will create another 124 permanent jobs will be created in plant operations and fuel collection. TRD