Placer County supervisors have rejected an effort to derail a planned biomass facility near Truckee, but they added new conditions to the project.
Following a public hearing in Auburn last week, the supervisors denied the Center for Biological Diversity's request to set aside the county Planning Commission's approval of the Cabin Creek Biomass Facility project.
But the supervisors added seven conditions of approval to address the source of the biomass and include additional review and enforcement provisions.
The new conditions were jointly agreed on after discussions between county officials and the appellant, according to a county spokesman.
The project consists of construction of a 2-megawatt electric power generation facility on 3.7 acres of the 148-acre, county-owned Eastern Regional Materials Recovery Facility and Transfer Station site south of Highway 89 between Tahoe City and Truckee.
The facility will use gasification technology to convert woody biomass material into a synthetic gas, which will then fuel an internal combustion engine/generator to produce electricity.