LAKEVIEW, Ore. (AP) — Red Rock Biofuels says it’s ready to start construction on a new plant in south-central Oregon.
The Herald and News reports the facility in Lakeview is expected to annually convert 136,000 tons of woody biomass and forest bi-products into 15 million gallons of renewable fuels.
The Colorado-based company identified Lakeview as a target location because of its proximity to rail, highways, the Ruby natural gas pipeline and an abundance of forest bi-products to be collected and converted to jet fuel.
Construction is estimated to take 18 months, with operations planned to start in 2020.
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The Red Rock facility is expected to create 30 jobs within the plant and up to another 100 positions for materials gathering and transport. Lakeview has a population of about 2,000 people, so the city may see in an influx of new residents, particularly during construction.
Information from: Herald and News, http://www.heraldandnews.com