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|Thursday, January 26, 2012|
ZeaChem announced a $232.5 million loan guarantee to help finance a planned larger facility in Boardman.
The 25-million-gallon-per-year facility has been discussed by the company for several months. It would be built adjacent to Colorado-based ZeaChem's demonstration-sized biorefinery which just started up operations this month. That facility has a 250,000-gallon-per-year capacity.
ZeaChem's efforts in Boardman have been well-funded by the federal government. The company landed $12 million of a $40 million USDA grant awarded for biofuels research in September. The plant has also benefited from stimulus funding and, from the state of Oregon, a Business Energy Tax Credit benefit.
Read more at Sustainable Business Oregon.
Friday, July 10, 2015
BY GREGG MORRIS
Rita Hansen aims to scale natural gas vehicle innovation.
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Oregon's roads are crumbling, and revenues from state and local gas taxes are not sufficient to pay for improvements. We asked readers if the private sector should help fund transportation maintenance and repairs. Research partner CFM Strategic Communications conducted the poll of 366 readers in February.
"I feel private enterprises are capable of operating at a higher efficiency than state government."
"This has been used in Oregon since the mid-1800s. It is not a new financing method. This form of financing may help Oregon close its infrastructure deficit by leveraging funds."
Thursday, June 25, 2015
An international architecture firm known for its design of the National September 11 Memorial Museum Pavilion in New York unveiled its plan this week for a modern indoor/outdoor food market at the foot of the Morrison Bridge in downtown Portland.
Thursday, July 09, 2015
The sweltering weather didn't keep the crowds away. Although the numbers were down slightly from last year, the Oregon Food Bank raised $850,636 to fight hunger. About 80,000 people attended despite temperatures in the upper 90s.
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
We asked readers to weigh in on the fossil fuel-green energy equation.
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Charlie Hales has long viewed sound urban planning as the route to salvation: social, economic and environmental. This week, the mayor's city design philosophy got the nod of approval from a bona fide spiritual authority, Pope Francis.
Monday, July 13, 2015
BY AMY MILSHTEIN | PHOTOS BY JASON E. KAPLAN
Telemedicine, new partnerships and real estate diversification make health care more accessible in rural Oregon.
|10 Innovators in Rural Health|
|The Private 150: From Strength to Strength|
|Downtime with Debra Ringold|
|Flattery with Numbers|
|Farm in a Box|
|Preserving the Legacy|
A look back at the shifting sands of Portland’s growth and development.