In the United States (US), West Biofuels, LLC has announced the completion of concrete pouring and foundation work for the Hat Creek Bioenergy Facility in Burney, California (CA).
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The critically needed 3 MW bioenergy plant will convert forest waste and sustainably sourced wood to renewable electricity, heat, and biochar.
The clean, renewable energy will help reduce wildfire risk, lower California’s carbon footprint, and strengthen the region’s economy.
With over 2,600 tons of concrete poured, we’re excited to witness the project come to life—from rendering to reality. Today’s milestone reinforces our commitment to meeting project timelines and delivering bioenergy facilities that contribute positively to the local community and advance sustainable energy solutions. We’re proud to build strong partnerships with our subcontractors to create good-paying jobs and ensure the highest quality construction, said Kristen Decker, Chief Financial Officer of West Biofuels.
The foundation was completed on September 28, 2023, by 33 workers from California companies in Shasta, Lassen, Yolo, and El Dorado Counties, including materials and grading from Hat Creek Construction & Materials, Inc., and Packway Materials, with the well work completed by Steve’s Pump.
We were happy to provide craftsmanship and much-needed labor to our neighbors in the north. It’s exciting to be part of an innovative project that will provide sustainable energy solutions to meet the growing demands of a changing world. We thank West Biofuels for involving us, said Rafael Castrejón, CEO of C&R Concrete (Woodland).
The foundation completion follows grading, the excavation and installation of water lines, an upgraded water pump for fire safety, and the delivery of most of the facility’s equipment.
In the coming weeks, construction milestones will include the last delivery of facility equipment, power pole installation, steel erection, refractory installation, foundation pad compaction, concrete forming of the control and electrical rooms, and welding of the combustion chamber and ground-level pipes.