Home Must Reads Portland biogas plant threatened by lawsuit

Portland biogas plant threatened by lawsuit

| Print |  Email
Must Reads
Thursday, March 08, 2012

A  proposed biogas plant in Portland is threatened by a lawsuit slamming Portland water and sewer spending.

 

The $55 million plant proposed by Columbia Biogas in Northeast Portland is intended to convert commercial food waste to electricity and compost. It has been endorsed by the Cully Neighborhood Association and numerous business groups. Mayor Sam Adams hailed the proposal during last week’s State of the City speech.
“Waste, like commercial food scraps and grease, will be diverted from our landfills and sewer systems to the plant and turned into power — enough to fuel the equivalent of 3,000 Portland homes,” Adams said. “Fingers crossed for luck that we can land this $55 million clean energy business headquarters.”
Columbia Biogas Chief Executive Officer John McKinney says private financing has been lined up for the plant’s construction, which can begin in May. But he wants the city to guarantee the financing with a pledge of garbage fees and sewer funds.

Read more at The Portland Tribune.

{biztweet}biogas portland{/biztweet}

 

 

More Articles

South Waterfront's revenge

News
Thursday, July 24, 2014
MoodyAveBY LINDA BAKER | OB EDITOR

Remember the naysayers?  Those who called the South Waterfront aerial tram a boondoggle?  Those who rejoiced at the massive sell off of luxury condos at the John Ross and Atwater Place?


Read more...

What I'm Reading

September 2014
Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Kim Ierian, President of Concorde Career Colleges, and Deborah Edward, Executive Director of Business for Culture & the Arts, share their recent reads.


Read more...

Launch

September 2014
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
BY JESSICA RIDGWAY

September's Launch article features Orchid Health, BuddyUp and Inter-Europe Consulting.


Read more...

Private liberal arts education: superior outcomes, competitive price

Contributed Blogs
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
0826 thumb collegemoneyBY DEBRA RINGOLD | OP-ED CONTRIBUTOR

Why has six years become an acceptable investment in public undergraduate education that over-promises and underperforms?


Read more...

Video: The 100 Best Survey

News
Thursday, August 28, 2014

100-best-logo-2015 500pxw-1OB Research Editor Kim Moore shares some pointers about the 100 Best Companies to Work For survey.


Read more...

Updated: Disrupting innovation

News
Tuesday, July 08, 2014
070814 thumb disputive-innovationBY LINDA BAKER  | OB EDITOR

The New Yorker recently published a sharply worded critique of “disruptive innovation,” one of the most widely cited theories in the business world today. The article raises questions about the descriptive value of disruption and innovation  — whether the terms are mere buzzwords or actually explain today's extraordinarily complex and fast changing business environment. 

Update: We caught up with Portland's Thomas Thurston, who shared his data driven take on the disruption controversy.


Read more...

Startup or Grow Up?

September 2014
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
BY JON BELL

Startup culture is all the rage. Is there a downside?


Read more...
Oregon Business magazinetitle-sponsored-links-02
SPONSORED LINKS