$40 Million Taxpayer Handout for Gypsum Biomass Incinerator

Gypsum biomass plant gets federal support

Critics concerned over pollution and regulation

by Derek Franz, Eagle Valley Enterprise

The topic of biomass is heating up around Eagle County these days.Last week the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced approval of a $40 million loan guarantee to Eagle Valley Clean Energy LLC to finance a renewable generating plant in Gypsum. The plant will utilize wood chips for fuel and will have a capacity of 11.5 megawatts, enough to power nearly 10,000 homes. The grant is part of the USDA’s Rural Development initiative.

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  1. We would need no more bio-mess burners IF, we used fiber optics and a HEILIOTROPIC device on the roof for lighting in HOMES AND OFFICES, ESPECIALLY GOVERNMENT OFFICES, DURING THE DAY WHILE THE SUN SHINES….what a savings……..

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