Fibrowatt LLC (Fibrowatt) intends to build its third and final biomass power plant in Montgomery County. Construction on the plant is anticipated to begin in 2010. The plant will be operational in 2012. Montgomery County and the Town of Biscoe will pay incentives of $4.8 million to Fibrowatt for the project. About 300 construction workers will build the plant, and 100 full-time workers will be required to run it.

The company will build the plant on a site near Biscoe about 50 miles south of Greensboro. Fibrowatt had also been considering sites in Stanley and Moore counties.

The company opened the first poultry litter-fueled power plant in Minnesota in 2007.

The company has already selected Surry county in the Triad and Sampson county, east of Fayetteville, for plant sites. The Surry county plant is expected to generate 300 construction jobs and 80 full-time jobs on being operational. The county offered about $5.3 million in incentives.

Fibrowatt expects to have its Triad plant in operation by early 2012.

“The substantial economic investment that Fibrowatt is making in Montgomery County is extraordinarily valuable, especially during these challenging economic times,” County Manager Lance Metzler, said.

“Moving forward with our three plants in North Carolina is a top priority for Fibrowatt,” Metzler, said. “There is tremendous opportunity here for Fibrowatt to support the state’s renewable energy goals and provide a much-needed service to local poultry farmers.”