Harvesting in the 700+ acre Mentor Marsh State Nature Preserve. The Marsh is stewarded by the Cleveland Museum of Natural History. The Museum is continuing to restore the entire Marsh over the course of several years.
A LITTLE OVER 10 TONS OF PHRAGMITES WERE DELIVERED TO QUASAR OCT 20.
THIS WEBSITE IS CONTINUING TO BE UPDATED WITH DETAILS OCT 25+, INCLUDING VIDEOS.
The harvest for power was Oct 18 & 19, 2015. Pick-up and delivery to quasar was Oct 20.
Live-tweets from Oct 18-20 are at: PowerFromRestoration
LOGLOGIC SOFTRAK CUT-AND-COLLECT SYSTEM
(See blue botton at the top right of this page.)
PARKING FOR FIRST HARVEST SITE:
HEADLANDS BEACH STATE PARK
ELECTRICITY GENERATION STATION (TOP RIGHT)
QUASAR TRUCK FUELED BY BIO-GAS (BOTTOM RIGHT)
- ALL PHOTOS DEPICT SIZE AT ABOUT THE SAME SCALE.
PHOTOS BELOW - more to be added, PLUS VIDEOS,
including an interview/tour with quasar's plant manager
2ND HARVEST SITE AND PARKING:
MENTOR LAGOONS PARKING AREA
FIRST HARVEST SITE: ROUTE 44 & HEADLANDS RD
LOGLOGIC SOFTRAK (UK) CUT-AND-COLLECT SYSTEM. This unit was
loaned to the project by Loyola University for the two-day harvest.
SUMMARY: (Location maps are at the bottom of this page)
-Harvest at the Mentor Lagoons location (three loads) was completed Oct 19. On Oct 18, ten loads were harvested at the Route 44 & Headlands Rd location (a section of Mentor Marsh in the Village of Grand River, Ohio). The harvester was run by Brendan Carson of Loyola University, who loaned their GLRI-awarded harvester for this pilot, led by the Cleveland Museum of Natural History.
- These 13 loads (~2-2.5 acres) of phragmites biomass were loaded by Badger Transfer LLC (clamshell equipment) and picked up by Cherokee Demolition (shipper) on Oct 20, and delivered to quasar energy groupin Zanesville, Ohio, for processing via anaerobic digestion to produce fuel and utility power.
- Restoration work will continue (see "Restoration" button at top) - to compare success of harvesting vs pressing (200+ acres in Nov 2015 by the Cleveland Museum of Natural History), and before & after, and two types of field equipment. Pre-spraying photos will be on that page.