Buena Vista Biomass Power (BVBP) is located 5 miles south of the city of Ione, CA; one hour southeast of Sacramento.
Thursday, July 19 Sealed Bid deadline: 4:00 pm
4655 Coal Mine Road
Ione, CA 95640


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18 Megawatt Biomass Power Plant on Long Term Land Lease
Selling as a Package

Buena Vista Biomass Power (BVBP) is a Cogeneration Woodwaste-Fired Facility located 5 miles south of Ione California in Amador County. The plant is designed to produce approximately 18 megawatts of base-load electric generating capacity to the region. It assisted the state with reducing emissions from uncontrolled forestry and agriculture fires.
The plant was re-powered in 2012 to accept sustainable biomass waste wood instead of the lignite that the plant burned when it was originally built in the late 1990’s.

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The plant uses a circulating fluidized bed (CFB) boiler that combusts biomass in a controlled manner, heats water to steam which then enters a turbine-generator to make electricity. One advantage of CFB boilers is that it is possible to combust very low moisture content fuel compared to a traveling grate design. Also, the design provides complete combustion which emits low air emissions.
The fuel for this plant is derived from a variety of sources including clean urban wood diverted from landfills, agricultural byproducts from orchard operations and forest sourced material generated as a byproduct of forest thinning projects that reduce fires.

Location: Ione, CA (One Hour S.E. of Sacramento)
Technology: CE/Lurgi Circulating Fluidized Bed Boiler, Siemens Steam Turbine 24,838 hp 1800 rpm and Siemens Generator 22.5 MVA
Fuels: Biomass Wood (Wood Chips): 30% Agriculture, 65% Urban, 5% Forest; Natural Gas: Startup/Shutdown
Fuel Received Tons/Year: 110,000 Tons
In-Service Date: December 2012
Capacity: 18.6 MW
Interconnection: 13.8 to 60 kV Step Up
Permits: Current
Ownership: Buena Vista Biomass Power, LLC
Number of Employees: 21

Building Sizes:
Main Office / Scale Building: 640+/-Sq. Ft.
Turbine / Generator /Control Room Building: 14,726+/-Sq. Ft.
Warehouse / Shop Building: 6,700+/-Sq. Ft.

The Plant is Now Idle and Will Be SOLD As An Entirety During a Sealed Bid Auction Process.

LAND LEASE: Buena Vista Biomass Power LLC sits on 40± Acres of leased land located in Ione, California. The current lease terms are a 20 Year Lease with 17 remaining and two additional 5 year extensions. A copy of the lease is available in the due diligence drive.

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MANNER OF SALE: Sealed bids will be accepted by Maas Companies until Thursday, July 19, 2018 at 4:00 PM CDT. Sealed Bid offers must be received by the deadline and be accompanied by a $20,000 earnest money deposit (check or wire) along with a fully completed and notarized Bidder Kit. Deposits will be returned to the unsuccessful bidders. Bids must be delivered by traceable courier to *Maas Companies Inc at 6923 10 Avenue SW, Rochester, MN 55902. Deposit monies are payable to Buena Vista Biomaas Power LLC and will be held in escrow as such. Wire transfers are acceptable. All bids are subject to Seller’s acceptance on or before Friday, July 20 at 4 PM CDT. Bidders will be notified of the Seller’s decision in writing via email. At this time, the Seller, in its sole discretion, may either declare one of the bidders the winner and the auction process ended or in the event of a tie, the Seller may invite the high bidders to participate in a limited live auction. Should the auction process continue to a limited live auction, the event will be held on Monday, July 23 at 11:00 AM CDT. Buyers will be able to participate via phone. Buyers are strongly encouraged to submit their highest and best offers by July 19 at 4 PM CDT. The Sealed Bid Auction process is binding and offers are non-revocable, buyers should request and thoroughly review all documents prior to submitting a sealed bid offer. To obtain a Bidder’s Kit, please contact the auction company at 507-285-1444.

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