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Location announced for US plant powered by poultry litter

Fibrowatt, a US company that generates renewable energy from poultry litter, has announced that it has selected Sampson County as the location for its first plant in North Carolina.

"We're delighted that a Fibrowatt plant is coming to eastern North Carolina. The citizens of Sampson County have been very supportive of this project and have worked hard to bring this important development to our area," said Jeff Wilson, chairman of the Sampson County Board of Commissioners.
The 55-megawatt plant is expected to cost over US$200 mln, and according to the company, the facility will create about 100 jobs. Fibrowatt hopes to begin construction in 2009 and begin operating in 2011.
It has also been reported that the company will receive a 10-year tax-incentive package worth $2.5 mln from Sampson County, plus assistance with infrastructure improvements, including water and sewer services.
An additional 2 plants
Fibrowatt intends to develop three plants in North Carolina and expects to announce plant locations in central and western North Carolina upon completion of evaluations in these areas. The company is currently evaluating sites in Surry County and Wilkes County in western North Carolina, and Moore County, Montgomery County and Stanly County in central North Carolina.
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