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A biorefinery scheduled to begin production in early 2008 would employ between 90 and 100 workers and produce 120 million gallons per year of ethanol and 96 million gallons per year of biodiesel. Inland Pacific Energy Center LLC plans to break ground by the end of 2006 with a $140 million capital investment in the plant near Hermiston, which will convert corn from the Midwest and canola from Canada into usable biofuel. “We’re hoping that Columbia Basin farmers will eventually contribute crops,” says project manager Bob Doughty, who intends to sell the byproducts as high-protein rations for livestock.

 

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