June 2010

Klamath Falls Bioenergy Plans Plant for Oregon

Klamath Falls Bioenergy, a subsidiary of Northwest Energy in Bellevue, Wash., is seeking a site to build a 35 MW bioenergy power generation plant in Klamath Falls, Ore. The facility will cost $70-$120 million and employ 175 during construction, 30 permanent jobs during operation and 100 associated woods jobs related to logging and hauling biomass. […]

Novozymes, Lignol Partner to Make Biofuel

Novozymes, the world’s leading producer of industrial enzymes, and Lignol Energy Corp., a leading company in the cellulosic ethanol sector, today signed a research and development agreement to make biofuel from wood chips and other forestry residues. The partners aim to develop a process for making biofuel from forestry waste at a production cost down […]

NH Utility Agrees To Bioenergy Purchase

New Hampshire’s largest electric utility has agreed to buy the power produced by a wood-fired generating plant being proposed for Berlin. Public Service of New Hampshire, a subsidiary of Northeast Utilities, says the proposed 70 MW North Country biomass facility would help the utility move toward its goal of getting 25% of its power from […]

Zeachem Breaks Ground In Oregon

Thanks in part to a $25 million federal grant, Colorado-based biorefiner Zeachem broke ground in early June on a cellulosic ethanol demo plant in eastern Oregon near Boardman. Company officials say the facility will produce 250,000 gallons of ethanol annually, plus ethyl acetate. The plant is using poplar fiber from Greenwood Resources irrigated fiber farms […]


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