Taylor Biomass, based in Montgomery, said in a news release the gasification facility will produce 21 megawatts of electricity when it begins operation, which the company expects to be in December 2013. The facility will use minimally processed waste; Taylor Biomass estimates that 65 percent of traditionally disposed waste can be used to generate energy for the plant.
The project will provide power for 23,000 residences, 82 permanent and 318 temporary jobs and an economic impact of $384.4 million.
The U.S. Department of Energy is loaning Taylor Biomass $100 million for the project. The company expects to begin construction in June.