Facts About New Biomass Energy

  • There are 7 existing and 2 proposed biomass energy plants in NH

  • Biomass energy plants burn wood chips made from tree tops and other low value wood scraps from harvesting projects

  • 1.1 million tons of tree chips were harvested in NH in 2009, up 25% from 2005

  • 14% of NH's electricity production comes from renewable energy sources

  • More than 39% of NH's renewable power comes from biomass

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