Freres Lumber’s cogeneration facility, Evergreen BioPower LLC, uses steam produced by combusting biomass to generate electricity, which is delivered to PGE.
The facility generates enough power to provide electricity to over 5,000 households. It is operated as a true renewable cogeneration facility: generating power through a condensing turbine while simultaneously providing heat for plant production processes.
Recycled urban wood and residuals from manufacturing operations provides renewable bio-mass energy to Freres’s Evergreen BioPower cogeneration plant. Biomass energy, a renewable energy, is obtained from combusting wood debris to generate steam, which is then either utilized as heat in manufacturing processes or used to generate electricity.