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April 02, 2013 · By Cassandra Profita

ZeaChem Halts Biofuel Production In Boardman

Less than a month after starting production of cellulosic biofuel at its Boardman demonstration plant, ZeaChem has laid off employees and scaled back operations. Biofuels Digest posted a statement from the company's director of public affairs, Carrie Atiyeh, saying additional funds will be needed to re-start production.

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Filed under: Environment, Energy, Biofuel, ZeaChem


March 13, 2013 · By Cassandra Profita

Boardman Biofuel Plant Starts Production

The ZeaChem biorefinery in Boardman is officially producing ethanol from sawdust.

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Filed under: Energy, Renewable energy, ZeaChem, Biofuel


March 05, 2013 · By Cassandra Profita

Why We're So Far Behind On Biofuel Targets

A major cellulosic ethanol project is underway in Boardman, but the U.S. is hopelessly behind on reaching its targets for production nationwide.

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Filed under: Renewable energy, Ethanol, Biofuel


Jan. 14, 2013 · By Cassandra Profita

Turning More Kitchen Grease Into Biofuel

Oregon-based SeQuential Biofuels and other low-carbon fuel makers are lobbying the 2013 state Legislature to vote for new rules that set a low-carbon fuel standard for fuel suppliers. Continue reading →

Filed under: Transportation, Biofuel, SeQuential Biofuels


Oct. 29, 2012 · By Cassandra Profita

Boardman Biorefinery Will Start Production Soon

The Colorado-based ZeaChem announced today that it has finished building its biorefinery in Boardman and plans to start producing biofuel by the end of the year with the help of $25 million in new investments.

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Filed under: Energy, Transportation, Biofuel, ZeaChem


Jan. 30, 2012 · By Cassandra Profita

5 Things To Know About ZeaChem's Biorefinery

There’s a lot to know about ZeaChem’s $390 million plans to build a commercial-scale biorefinery in Boardman. Continue reading →

Filed under: Energy, Biofuel, ZeaChem


Jan. 26, 2012 · By Cassandra Profita

Feds Invest In $390 Million Biofuel Refinery In Boardman

A Colorado-based company is planning to build a $390 million commercial cellulosic ethanol plant in Boardman that would produce fuel from trees and farm waste by 2014. Continue reading →

Filed under: Energy, Biofuel, Cellulosic ethanol, ZeaChem


Nov. 30, 2011 · By Cassandra Profita

Surprise! The U.S. is now a net fuel exporter

For the first time since 1949, the U.S. is exporting more petroleum products than we're importing, according to this story in today's Wall Street Journal: Continue reading →

Filed under: Energy, Biofuel, Fossil fuels, Gasoline consumption, Oregon State University


Nov. 09, 2011 · By Cassandra Profita

Why is aviation biofuel six times the price?

Jim Gilbert wrote into OPB with some excellent questions about the radio version of my Alaska Airlines biofuel story. And I have some answers I figured I might as well share with the group. Here's what Jim wrote: Continue reading →

Filed under: Energy, Transportation, Aviation biofuel, Biofuel


Nov. 07, 2011 · By Cassandra Profita

Used cooking oil fuels Seattle to Portland flights

Alaska Airlines just announced it will use a 20 percent biofuel blend in 75 flights this month between Seattle, Washington, D.C., and Portland. The maiden flights take off on Wednesday. Continue reading →

Filed under: Transportation, Aviation biofuel, Biofuel



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In the Pacific Northwest, the environment is personal - it's where we live, work and play. Oregon Public Broadcasting's Ecotrope will bring you news and insight on the region’s environmental issues. Site curator Cassandra Profita is an award-winning reporter with degrees in journalism and environmental studies.

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