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Green Star Energy Comes to South Sioux City


South Sioux City will soon be home a first-of-its-kind power plant that will supply South Sioux City with 8 percent of its electricity. Siouxland Public Media’s Mary Hartnett has details.

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The Sioux City Journal Reports that Green Star will begin construction this month on a $25 million dollar renewable fuels power plant in the Roth Industrial Development Park. The plant will use wood waste, garbage, construction and demolition waste and agriculture waste such as cornstalks, to make electricity. It will also create torrefied wood pellets, a byproduct that Green Star will sell to coal-fired power plants to burn in addition to coal, to help reduce emissions. The plant is waiting for final permits to be granted. It should be producing energy by next Spring.  The plant will hire 29 workers. For Siouxland Public Media, I’m Mary Hartnett.

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