Brothers Chris and Francis Sharron are partners in the recent push for forest biomass energy in Oregon.
Chris Sharron's West Oregon Wood Products compresses mill sawdust and shavings into wood pellets. His plants have a combined production capacity of 80,000 tons annually, and he employs 50 to 60 people.
Five minutes away, his older brother's SolaGen Inc. employs 15 to 20 engineers, fabricators and support staff who build large, high-tech burners and boilers. The systems burn pellets to heat schools, hospitals and other facilities, saving thousands on heating bills.
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