USDA backs Boardman biorefinery with $11M

The U.S. Department of Agriculture gave Novus Energy $11 million to establish a renewable natural gas facility at the Port of Morrow.

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With financing in place, a Minnesota-based energy company plans to build its first commercial refinery that will transform farm waste into natural gas and liquid fertilizer at the Port of Morrow.

Novus Energy has received an $11 million loan guarantee from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s biorefinery assistance program. Oregon Sen. Jeff Merkley and USDA Rural Development Undersecretary Lisa Mensah made the announcement Friday in Portland.

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