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Future looks set for Oregon biomass project

A newly proposed biomass facility in Oregon, US has received some strong investor backing.

Despite concerns raised by other failed projects in the surrounding area failing to find energy purchasers, Klamath Falls Bioenergy (KFB) says it has two potential energy buyers lined up.

‘We already have a contract pending with Pacific Power and Portland General Electric could laso be a potential buyer,’ KFB VP Bruce Thompson was quoted as saying.

Any contract with Pacific Power will only be finalised when the Energy Facility Siting Council issues KFB a site certificate and approves the proposed project order, which Thompson is confident will happen. The project would create 106 permanent local jobs and around 300 temporary construction jobs.

The KFB project would go a way to help Oregon achieve its Renewable Energy Act goals stating its largest utility companies must obtain 25% of their energy from homegrown renewable energy sources by 2025.