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Turning Poultry Poop and Scrap Wood Into Electricity

  • Georgia Renewable Power building two facilities in U.S. South
  • Company interested in more chicken-waste power plants

Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg


A Veolia Environnement SA unit agreed to operate and maintain three power plants in the U.S. Southeast that will generate electricity from burning wood waste and chicken poop.

Veolia North America currently manages a Lumberton, North Carolina, power plant that burns poultry litter and woody biomass, under a short-term contract with Georgia Renewable Power LLC. In a deal announced Tuesday, the company will get a 15-year operations and maintenance contract for the 25-megawatt facility, and also agreed to oversee two additional sites in Georgia.