and American Renewables
had previously worked together on a sister biomass plant that Fagen will complete this summer in Nacogdoches, Texas.
will provide operations and maintenance services to the Gainesville project, and BioResource Management Inc.
will be responsible for securing wood for the plant.
Wood Resource Recovery, a Gainesville waste wood recycler, will provide about 40% of the supply from land cleared for homes and rights of way within the metropolitan area and other suitable municipal wood waste sources.
began construction of the Gainesville plant last March, and company officials expect peak construction to occur later this year when about 700 laborers will work on site.
The companies are planning to start operation by fall 2013, in time to take advantage of expiring federal production tax credits.
Fagen's owners have invested an undisclosed amount of capital into the project and will remain part owners of the facility.
The terms of the agreement were not released.
Evan Fagen, vice president at the firm, says the company has faith in American Renewable's business model and approach to biomass.
understands how to finish a project," Fagen