Feds give Oregon $3 million for biomass projectsSALEM, Ore. — Three biomass energy projects under construction in Oregon have received a total of $3 million from the U.S. Department of Energy.
SALEM, Ore. — Three biomass energy projects under construction in Oregon have received a total of $3 million from the U.S. Department of Energy.
Gov. Ted Kulongoski said Thursday the federal grants will help expand Oregon’s renew-able energy production and create jobs in local communities.
Lakeview Cogeneration in Lake County project received $1.7 million. It will produce heat for a local sawmill and electricity for the grid from wood waste and forest thinnings.
The Farm Power Tillamook project in Tillamook County received $1 million. It will take manure from dairy farms to generate electricity.
And the Integrated Biomass Energy project in Wallowa County got $275,000. It will use forest thinnings to produce heat and electricity.