KETTLE FALLS, Washington — Spokane-based Avista Utilities’ Kettle Falls Generating Station is the first wood waste–fired power plant in the U.S. built solely to generate electricity. …The Washington Dept of Natural Resources signed a letter of intent this month with Myno Carbon Corp. to collaborate for using biochar to sequester carbon and reduce the risk of catastrophic wildfires in Eastern Washington. …Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz said, “I’m thrilled to see the market for biochar continue growing in Washington state and across the Pacific Northwest. We can create steady jobs in support of our rural economies that also help capture carbon and restore our forests to full health.” …Myno intends to begin full-scale biochar production at its Kettle Falls facility in 2026. At that point, Myno will process 183,000 bone-dry tons of sustainably sourced biomass residuals to generate 40,000 tons of biochar per year, along with 18 megawatts of baseload renewable electricity.