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Every year 24,000 people die prematurely because of pollution from coal-fired power plants.

Every year 38,000 heart attacks occur because of pollution from coal-fired power plants.

Every year 12,000 hospital admissions and 550,000 people suffering asthma attacks result from power plant pollution.

Every year, coal-fired power plants release 48 tons of mercury nationwide.

Power plants release over 40% of total U.S. C02 emissions, a primary contributor to global warming...

...and yet the coal industry wants you to believe that building more coal fired power plants in Michigan is a good idea!

...and now utilities want to burn (as biomass) our trees that capture and store harmful carbon dioxide and produce the oxygen we need to live

 

  MICHIGAN BIOMASS PLANTS
CADILLAC, MI
Cadillac Renewable Energy
36 MW
375,000 tons/yr material burned
Wood, other fuels unknown
DETROIT, MI
Covanta, Energy
65 mw
3300 tons per day municpal waste 25 tons of hazardous air pollution, 2800 tons of SO2 other air pollution annually. World’s Largest Waste to Energy Incinerator
ESCANABA, MI (Upper Peninsula)
Escanaba Paper
100mw
Mead Paper Subsidiary Pulp and Paper waste
FLINT, MI
Swedish Biogas International
Human manure to biogas (100,000 humans) Construction begun 2009 (not a joke)
FLINT, MICHIGAN
Genesee Power Station
36 MW
300,000 tons/yr material burned
Designated site for dead ash trees, other fuels unknown NOTE: Trucks going to plant helped spread the emerald ash borer into an international catastrophe.
FREEPORT, MI
Scenic View Farm
Cow manure to biogas (3,000 cows)
GRAND RAPIDS, MI
Covanta Energy
18mw
650 tons per day of muncipal waste BIOGAS/MANURE/FARM WASTE (RESEARCH NEEDS TO BE COMPLETED)
GRAYLING, MI
Grayling Generating Station
36 MW
250,000-300,000 tons/yr biomass material burned Wood, tires
HILLMAN, MI
Hillman Power Company
18 MW
230,000 tons/yr biomass material burned
Wood, other fuels unknown
L’ANSE, MI (UPPER PENINSULA)
J.H. Warden
20 mw
wood, old houses
LINCOLN, MI (ALCONA COUNTY)
Viking Energy
18 MW
Est ~150,000 tons/yr burned
wood, other fuels unknown

MCBAIN, MI
18 MW: Electricity at the McBain Power Station is produced by burning approximately 600 tons (per day) of waste wood combined with alternative fuels purchased from local suppliers. The facility reduces landfill consumption through the disposal of waste wood and recycling waste material in the generation of electrical energy. In 1998, the facility introduced a recycling program that uses scrap tires in an effort to promote energy recovery. McBain Power Station produces enough electricity to meet the needs of 13,000 households and contributes approximately $5 million per year into the local economy.

QUICK FACTS

InService Date 01/12/89
Percent Ownership 100%
FuelPrimary Waste Wood
FuelSecondary Creosote Treated Fuel & Tire Derived Fuel
Quantity of Fuel Est ~150,000 tons/yr material burned
Resource Type Base Load
Electric MW 16.2 MW (net)
Electric Customer Consumers Energy Company
MT. PLEASANT, MICHIGAN
Central Michigan University
1 MW
Heating presumbaly wood, other fuels unknown
OVERISEL, MICHIGAN
Geerlings Hillside Farms
Hog manure to biogas (8,000 hogs)
PIERSON TOWNSHIP, MI
Sietsema Farms Feeds
The biomass system will utilize 1.5 million turkeys to convert 70,000 pounds of turkey litter into 12,000 kilowatts of electricity ... each day.

  PENDING/PROPOSED
ALPENA, MI
American Process
Wood to biofuel (ethanol) and acetate plant $18 million fed grant 890,000 gal/year ethanol fuel and 690,000 gal/year potassium using wood 2011
ESCANABA, MI (Upper Peninsula)
New Page (Swedish)
Black liquor to ethanol 13 million gallons/yr proposed
FRANKFORT, MI
In city Master Plan. No other information available at this time
KALAKASKA, MI
Proposed plant moved to Mancelona after community objections
KINROSS, MI
Trees to ethanol plant Frontier (partnership with Mascoma, Co., J.M. Longyear (logging company) $2 million of state money to Frontier then to MSU, MTU
MANCELONA
Mancelona Renewable Resouces Wood,
36 MW
Public Hearing December 17, 2009 - 6pm
MARQUETTE, MI (UPPER PENINSULA)
“RenewaFUEL” subsidiary of Cliffs Natural Resources Inc., iron mining co. which owns a lot of forest in the UP 150,000 tons/yr. of biomass blocks from wood, grass, corn (not much of a farming region)
MARQUETTE, MI (Upper Peninsula)
Northern Michigan University
Expansion of heating plant Wood
ROGERS CITY, MI
Proposed coal plant was shifted to 20% woody biomass
TRAVERSE CITY, MI (Currently "placed on back burner" - not cancelled but suffering under the weight of public opposition)
Traverse City Light and Power
3-5 plants in partnership with tribes, colleges, etc. Scaled back to one 5mw, publicaly at least First plant rejected by upscale development Property purchase in poor neighborhood delayed after complaints Local green groups (MLUI, etc.) not opposing

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