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Small town in Southern Oregon to be site of $200M project that aims to turn forestry waste into jet fuel.

The Red Rock project will convert up to 140,000 tons of woody biomass gathered from the Fremont-Winema National Forest and a local lumber mill into 12 million gallons of biofuel, notably jet fuel.

The project got two major boosts in September. Red Rock was one of one of three companies to receive grants from the Departments of Navy, Energy and Agriculture to build biorefineries that collectively will produce up to 100 million gallons of “drop-in ” alternative fuels that can be blended with traditional fossil fuels to reduce carbon emissions.

Read more at the Portland Business Journal.