Fernandina Beach Mill (WestRock)
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Fernandina Beach Mill is owned and operated by Westrock in Fernandina Beach, Florida.
The mill used to run mainly on coal from two turbines, but the two turbines now use primarily biomass. According to WestRock, "Fernandina’s WestRock mill uses various types of fuel based on pricing and availability. Fuel types range from coal, bark, natural gas, and oil. The plant is 99% self-sufficient on electricity, and utilizes 60% of its energy from renewable sources", presumably biomass and wood waste.
- Owner: Westrock
- Parent Company: Westrock
- Plant Nameplate Capacity: 118.4 MW (Megawatts)
- Units and In-Service Dates: Unit 5: 37.4 MW (1982), Unit 6: 59.5 MW (1988)
- Location: North 8th St., Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
- GPS Coordinates: 30.681589, -81.45622
- Coal type: Bituminous
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- Unit Retirements: As of 2017, Units 5 and 6 use a variety of fuels, primarily wood waste solids.
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Articles and Resources
- Susan Hardee Steger, "WestRock celebrates 80th anniversary of Fernandina Beach mill," Fernandina Observer, November 12, 2018
- https://www.eia.gov/electricity/data/eia860/ 2017 database
- Existing Electric Generating Units in the United States, 2005, Energy Information Administration, accessed Jan. 2009.
- Environmental Integrity Project, "Dirty Kilowatts: America’s Most Polluting Power Plants", July 2007.
- Facility Registry System, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, accessed Jan. 2009.
- Carbon Monitoring for Action database, accessed Feb. 2009.
- NETL Coal Power Plant Database, National Energy Technology Laboratory, U.S. Dept. of Energy, 2007.
- AirData Query Database, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, accessed April 2009.
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