Biomass plants and dead trees: A symbiotic relationship

Biomass facility Rio Bravo of Fresno processes wood into energy for Pacific Gas & Electric Co., but with the plant facing higher costs to produce energy than other methods, has faced the propsects of closure. Proponents believe the facility and others like it provide a valuable service in helping rid the state of the thousands of trees killed by the drought and the bark beetle.
John Walker jwalker@fresnobee.com

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