Located on the timber-rich northern coast of California, the plant uses mill residuals and other available biomass from forest thinning, logging slash, green-waste sites and landfill diversion to provide heat and power to the town of Scotia and the adjacent saw mill.

The Scotia plant, which sells its electricity under long-term contract to Pacific Gas & Electric, is the second biomass facility acquired by Greenleaf Power, the first being the 30MW Honey Lake biomass plant in Wendell, California, purchased by Greenleaf earlier this year.

Greenleaf Power backed by Denham Capital Management, a global energy-focused private equity firm, is focused on growing through the acquisition and development of power plants fueled by residual biomass feedstock.

Following the acquisition, Greenleaf’s team of clean energy professionals work on optimizing efficiency and production of the plants by undertaking operational and capacity improvements, fuel procurement initiatives and revenue enhancements, among others.