A $46 million biomass power facility is being constructed in Gypsum that is designed to provide the area with 12.5 megawatts of power and make up 23 percent of the energy used in several central Colorado communities. The fuel for that plant is biomass, which is made up of almost any plant material found in the forest. 

On Thursday afternoon, nearly 50 individuals gathered at Friendship Hall to learn about the biomass that is available on the Uncompahgre Plateau, the feasibility of using that material and the way in which other communities are moving forward to make use of biomass as a energy source.

Over the past two years, a team of scientists lead by Nate Anderson and John Hogland, both with the U.S. Forest Service’s Rocky Mountain Research Station in Missoula, Mont., have been studying the amount 

We encourage readers to obtain the entire story by reading the print edition or our e-edition; the online story may not reflect all relevant information that was reported. To subscribe to home delivery, call (970) 252-7081 or click on the subscription link on the main page. To subscribe online to our e-edition, click on the EEDITION link at the top of our homepage.

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.