Alliant partners with Prairie Lands Bio-Products, Inc. to develop renewables to fuel Iowa power plant

Posted on March 30, 2008. Filed under: Biomass, Generation Plants |


From a press release posted on Alliant Energy’s Web site:

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – March 26, 2008 – Interstate Power and Light Company (IPL), a subsidiary of Alliant Energy Corporation (NYSE: LNT), announced today a partnership with Prairie Lands Bio-Products, Inc. (Prairie Lands) to assess ways to create a commercially viable market for switchgrass or other similar agriculturally based products to serve as a fuel source for up to 10 percent of the power for the proposed 630 megawatt Sutherland Generating Station Unit 4 in Marshalltown, Iowa.As part of the assessment, Prairie Lands is evaluating the potential environmental, economic and agricultural benefits of switchgrass or other similar agricultural products. Prairie Lands Bio-Products, Inc. is also identifying cost-effective and efficient methods to collect, aggregate, process, and deliver the products to the power plant.

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