Boardman considers biomass

PGE looks at burning biomass as an option to closing its Boardman coal plant.

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Portland General Electric recently announced plans to close its controversial Boardman coal plant 20 years ahead of schedule.

But now PGE is considering other options to keep the plant running, including burning biomass instead of coal to be more environmentally friendly.

They aren’t the only utility considering replacing some of their coal with plant material, but they are among the few thinking about doing away with coal entirely by using biomass, said Christopher Wright, a research engineer and biomass energy specialist at the Idaho National Laboratory.

“In that regard, they are on the forefront of that thinking when we look out on the landscape,” Wright said.

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