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Jeffco officials: Plans for biomass facility in Golden still on track
Canyon Courier ^ | 09/04/2007 | Heath Urie

Posted on 09/12/2007 8:38:13 AM PDT by george76

Jefferson County officials said last week that plans to aid an Arizona businessman in his quest to construct a bio-energy facility in Golden are moving forward.

Wade Yates, special project coordinator for Jeffco, said the county has finalized a $161,700 contract with CVL Consultants of Colorado for an engineering study and design plan for the proposed wood-pellet fuel biomass plant.

If the report finds the site is appropriate for the Front Range’s first biomass facility, the consultants will help Jeffco rezone the land from agricultural to industrial uses and develop a comprehensive site development plan.

At that point, “we’re really going to know how much money this project will cost,” Yates said. So far, the federal Department of Energy has given the county $990,000 in grant money to complete the project, and the county has chipped in about $200,000.

“The (consultants) could come back and say … you need $3 million to develop this site,”...

The plant would use cleared trees from the U.S. Forest Service, collected slash and sawdust to compress wood fuel pellets for residential stoves and commercial sales.

(Excerpt) Read more at canyoncourier.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; US: Arizona; US: Colorado
KEYWORDS: biomass; energy; firedanger; forestservice; treesforfuel; usforestservice; usfs
A lumber mill would not cost the taxpayers higher taxes...rather it would do the work for free and pay taxes.

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1 posted on 09/12/2007 8:38:15 AM PDT by george76
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The plant would use cleared trees from the U.S. Forest Service, collected slash and sawdust to compress wood fuel pellets for residential stoves and commercial sales.

So, exactly what is the calculated carbon 'black' credits for using the wood pellets versus enriched plutonium pellets?

Can't wait until the EPA imposes cleaner burning mandates on those wood pellets and the gov has to tact on a fee for those mandates.

2 posted on 09/12/2007 9:00:58 AM PDT by RSmithOpt (Liberalism: Highway to Hell)
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To: RSmithOpt; xcamel; forester

This taxpayer funded bio-mass plant may cost millions to build and even more to operate ?

No telling what the carbon credit needs may be ?

Apparently these things need lots of water, etc ?


3 posted on 09/12/2007 10:06:15 AM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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