Long-awaited combustion chambers arrived last week that will power the Integrated Biomass mill in Wallowa.
Wallowa Resources of Enterprise raised more than $1 million in federal, state and private money to build a power plant at the Integrated Biomass campus in Wallowa. The power generated will offset the mill’s power needs and run its kiln.
The chambers were expected in to arrive in February, but the delivery date was pushed into March because of a production delay, said Nils Christoffersen, Wallowa Resources executive director. The kiln was built last winter and has been running off a wood-fired box that needed tending every six hours.