On Tuesday, December 21, the Olympic Region Clear Air Agency staff recommended approval of the Notice of Construction permit for the ADAGE Mason County biomass facility in Shelton, Wash. This decision is a significant step for the planned nominal 65 Megawatt woody biomass project validating that the state-of-the-art emissions control technology will meet all state and federal air quality standards. Click here for full details of the ORCAA announcement.
ADAGE applauds ORCAA for the extensive review and analysis of the Mason County project. The ORCAA recommendation clearly documents that ADAGE will employ the Best Available Control Technology producing some of the lowest emissions rates for any biomass facility in the State of Washington and nationwide. ORCAA’s review confirms the requirements of the project to protect public health and welfare, specifically, the most vulnerable populations such as those suffering from asthma and the elderly. Visit the ORCAA website for the full draft permit.
The Mason County facility will bring jobs and economic development to Shelton, while delivering base-load, carbon-neutral renewable electricity for over 40,000 homes. This is another key milestone for the project that will enable better utilization of forest residues on the Olympic Peninsula. For more information on the ADAGE Mason County project visit the project website.