Construction of North Fork Bioenergy Facility and Research on Forest Biomass Utilization (EPIC)
Start Date: 05/01/2015
Finish Date: 03/31/2024
Partner: The Watershed Research and Training Center, North Fork Community Power
Funder: California Energy Commission EPIC grant
Purpose: This project will fund the construction of a 1 MW combined heat and power gasification facility in the town of North Fork and then will fund subsequent research by UC Merced into gasification technology and the utilization of forest biomass for bioenergy.
Current Activity: Construction is underway. We reestablished a connection with the Watershed Research and Training Center (WRTC). The North Power Company is now the project lead, with Wade Wheeler taking the helm.