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Future biorefinery in Boardman will turn farm waste into renewable energy

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The facility would take 750 tons of potato peels, dairy manure and other waste to make renewable gas. Novus Energy hopes to break ground this summer. The facility would take 750 tons of potato peels, dairy manure and other waste to make renewable gas. Novus Energy hopes to break ground this summer.

BOARDMAN, OREGON- The U.S. Department of Agriculture approved an $11 million dollar loan for a project to build a biorefinery in Boardman that would take farm waste and turn it into natural gas and liquid fertilizer.

Minnesota based Novus Energy is planning to build the $25 million dollar facility at the Port of Morrow. A representative from the USDA expects it to create economic development and create new markets for farm commodities in the eastern part of the state.

The facility would take 750 tons of potato peels, dairy manure and other waste to make renewable gas. Novus Energy hopes to break ground this summer.

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