Utah Company considering power plant using dead trees

Sep 26 2011 - 8:44am

CARBONDALE, Colo. -- A Utah company is considering building an electric power plant using Colorado's dead pine trees for fuel.

Evergreen Clean Energy spokesman Dean Rostrom of Provo, Utah, will hold a town hall on the plans on Wednesday in Carbondale.

Colorado and Wyoming have about 4.2 million acres of lodgepole pine trees that have been killed by the mountain pine beetle.

According to the Grand Junction Daily Sentinel (http://bit.ly/oPgbBj ), converting dead lodgepole pine into biomass fuels provides an opportunity to create energy without adding greenhouse gases.


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