Stoltze Land and Lumber company in Flathead County is trying to gain federal support for creating green, renewable energy.
The Stoltze company would like replace its 100-year old boiler with a cogeneration plant that would create electricity. The plant, using woody biomass, would supply power to over 10,000 homes.
Stoltze is contacting senators, representatives and local government to try to get financial assistance for the $54-million project. Stoltze Vice President Chuck Roady said the project would probably create and keep 13 jobs.
“This is the right fit for the area, it’s the right fit for the state, it’s the right fit for the nation actually, it is good clean renewable power that will assist in air emissions,” Roady said.
Stoltze is also negotiating with Flathead Electric Cooperative and Northwestern Energy about the energy project.
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Click here for a previous post from NW Renewable News with more information on this Co-Gen project.