US-based Envirepel Energy plans to reopen its first renewable energy facility, Kittyhawk, by mid-April.

Kittyhawk, in California, is a 2.5MW biomass-fuelled power generating facility that also produces additional bio-fuel production from recovered water and CO2.

Envirepel founder, chairman and CEO Anthony J. Arand said that with the restart, the firm can complete commercial operations of the power plant and the initial bio-fuel production by the fourth quarter in 2010.

“If our CO2 recovery and bio-fuel production technology is successful, then potentially 5% or more of the nation’s energy needs could be produced with our process from our country’s post recycled landfill waste supply,” Arand said.

The facility had been temporarily closed down in June 2009 to address a shareholder proxy effort.