Biomass Plant Receives Permit to Build

It's a big project that could have a far-reaching impact. Now a biomass plant in Northern Michigan is one big step closer to construction. Mancelona Renewable Resources just received a “permit to install” from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Environment. If no one appeals the decision in the next month, the proposed plant could become a reality. The Mancelona Township Supervisor says the township completely supports this plant. The biomass plant would be near the intersection of Elder Road and Indian Trail Road in Mancelona Township in Antrim County. It could be finished as early 2013 and would supply power to 30,000 homes. Alex Jokich and photojournalist Jordan Nagel have more details on what comes next.

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