Dayton, Ohio, June 25, 2009 — The Dayton Power and Light Co., a unit of DPL Inc., issued a request for proposals (RFP) for biofuels for use at its generating stations.
“Biofuels are just one part of DP&L’s strategy to incorporate renewable energy resources into our generation portfolio,” said Paul Barbas, DPL president and chief executive officer. “We continue to seek environmentally responsible and cost-effective ways to comply with legislative requirements and meet our customers’ energy needs.”
DP&L plans to purchase a maximum of 15,000 tons of biomass fuels by the end of 2009 and a maximum of 100,000 tons in the following five years, in keeping with Ohio energy legislation. All biofuel products submitted must meet the requirements set forth by the Ohio Revised Code and as defined in the RFP.
Biofuels are organic and biodegradable materials derived from renewable sources and are processed especially for burning in existing equipment at the company’s electricity generating plants. Examples include wood and grass crops, food wastes, animal wastes, biodegradable solid wastes, methane gas and byproducts.
All proposals submitted in response to this RFP must be received by DP&L no later than July 10, 2009.