PNG Biomass will construct a central nursery with the capacity to produce over 10 million seedlings per annum. The nursery will be located adjacent to the power plant site. The nursery will consist of three different micro environments that the plants will progress through during their development:
PNG Biomass will source between 10 and 20% of their seedling requirements from community owned and managed nurseries. PNG Biomass will assist the communities with the construction of the nurseries as well as providing technical and managerial training and mentoring to community members working in the nurseries. In May 2015 PNG Biomass had established three community nurseries in the Markham Valley.