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  • Jeffco officials: Plans for biomass facility in Golden still on track

    09/12/2007 8:38:13 AM PDT · by george76 · 2 replies · 207+ views
    Canyon Courier ^ | 09/04/2007 | Heath Urie
    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...
  • Fire danger fuels trees-for-fuel plans (biomass / 'hog fuel')

    01/20/2007 1:20:41 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 2,263+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/20/07 | Jeff Barnard - ap
    O'BRIEN, Ore. - After nearly 90 years of sawing pine and Douglas fir logs into lumber, Rough & Ready Lumber Co. is branching into the energy business, building a $5 million plant to burn logging debris and to produce electricity that it can sell at a "green tag" premium to the regional power grid. "It's ripe," said Rough & Ready President Link Phillippi, who hopes to have a 1.5 megawatt plant up and running by this fall. "There are the economic benefits, the benefits of healthy forests, and the benefit of a country needing renewable energy — clean energy." The...