- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 24, 2014

DENVER (AP) - A Colorado company plans to supply biofuel to Southwest Airlines and to the military beginning in 2016.

The Denver Post reports (https://dpo.st/1vf9GFM ) Southwest officials said Wednesday the company has agreed to buy 3 million gallons of low-carbon jet fuel per year from Fort Collins-based Red Rock Biofuels. Company founder Terry Kulesa says the fuel will be manufactured at a yet-to-be built plant in Lakeview, Oregon.

The $200 million plant will convert woody biomass - bark, saw dust, tree branches and needles from a local sawmill - into jet, diesel and naphtha fuels. About half the production will go to the military, and the other half will go to Southwest.

Kulesa says a federal grant allocated $70 million to help build Red Rock’s Oregon plant.

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Information from: The Denver Post, https://www.denverpost.com

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