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May 9, 2012


New food waste-to-renewable energy facility will turn leftovers into electrons

Columbia Biogas signs power purchase agreement with PacifiCorp

Portland, Ore.— Columbia Biogas has entered into a Power Purchase Agreement with Pacificorp for the energy output of its plant that will convert commercial food waste to renewable energy. The term of the agreement is 20 years. Initially, the facility is scheduled to generate approximately 3 megawatts of electrical power, which is the equivalent to the amount of electricity to power 3,000 average homes. Ultimately, Columbia Biogas intends to ramp up production to 5 MW.
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June 15, 2011


Columbia Biogas to Enter into Good Neighbor Agreement with Cully Association of Neighbors

Portland, Ore.— Columbia Biogas, a biogas production facility in Northeast Portland that will convert local food waste into energy, is entering into a Good Neighbor Agreement with the Cully Association of Neighbors (CAN). The Cully Association of Neighbors voted to approve the Good Neighbor Agreement at their general membership meeting on June 14, 2011.
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January 2011


Portland, Oregon Renewable Energy Facility to Set a U.S. Standard for Recycling of Food Waste

Columbia Biogas to convert food waste to energy

Portland, Ore.— Columbia Biogas plans to begin construction in the summer of 2011 on a renewable energy facility in Northeast Portland. The facility will convert food waste into renewable energy and fertilizer products.
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IN THE NEWS

Columbia Biogas to build Northeast Portland facility without city assistance
Daily Journal of Commerce, April 4, 2012
http://djcoregon.com/news/2012/04/02/columbia-biogas-to-building-facility-with-private-funds/
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Letter from Mayor Sam Adams
City of Portland, March 30, 2012
http://www.portlandonline.com/shared/cfm/image.cfm?id=391740
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Columbia Biogas to seek private financing
Sustainable Business Oregon, March 30, 2012
http://www.sustainablebusinessoregon.com/articles/2012/03/columbia-biogas-seek-private-financing.html
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Biogas company ceases seeking public funds
Oregon Public Broadcasting, March 30, 2012
http://news.opb.org/article/biogas-company-ceases-seeking-public-funds/
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Columbia Biogas plan: Portland moves one step closer to energy self-sufficiency
Portland Online, March 30, 2012
http://www.portlandonline.com/mayor/?a=391739&c=49519
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Columbia Biogas: a great opportunity for Portland
Sustainable Business Oregon, March 21, 2012
http://www.sustainablebusinessoregon.com/columns/2012/03/columbia-biogas-a-great-opportunity.html
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Biogas' top priority: people
Daily Journal of Commerce, March 14, 2012
http://djcoregon.com/news/2012/03/13/columbia-biogas-focuses-on-neighborhood-jobs-for-its-new-cully-facility/
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Why the Columbia Biogas facility is a good idea
Ecotrust Blog, March 8, 2012
http://blog.ecotrust.org/why-the-columbia-biogas-facility-is-a-good-idea/
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Lawsuit snarls biogas plant
Portland Tribune, March 8, 2012
http://www.portlandtribune.com/news/story.php?story_id=133116511844070300
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Columbia Biogas defends financing plan
Sustainable Business Oregon, March 2, 2012
http://assets.sustainablebusinessoregon.com/articles/2012/03/columbia-biogas-defends-financing-plan.html
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Will food waste power homes in the future?
Ecotrust blog, March 2, 2012
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Columbia Biogas Wins Over Northeast Portland Residents
Daily Journal of Commerce, June 20, 2011
http://djcoregon.com/news/2011/06/17/columbia-biogas-wins-battle-for-community-trust/
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Columbia Biogas Gets Neighborhood Blessing
Sustainable Business Oregon, June 15, 2011
http://www.sustainablebusinessoregon.com/articles/2011/06/columbia-biogas-gets-neighborhood.html
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Biogas facility approved in North Portland
Daily Journal of Commerce, January 10, 2011
http://djcoregon.com/news/2011/01/06/biogas-facility-approved-in-north-portland/
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Plant to make light from leftovers
The Oregonian, December 11, 2010
http://www.oregonlive.com/business/index.ssf/2010/12/
portland_company_could_be_firs.htm

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Food scraps tapped to grow more food
Portland Tribune, December 9, 2010
http://www.theregalcourier.com/sustainable/story.php?story_id=129143674779073100
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Metro considers biogas plant for Northeast Portland
Oregon Public Broadcasting, December 9, 2010
http://news.opb.org/article/20343-metro-consideres-biogas-plant-northeast-portland/
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Columbia Biogas plans waste-to-power plant
Sustainable Business Oregon (Portland Business Journal), October 29, 2010
http://www.sustainablebusinessoregon.com/articles/2010/10/columbia-biogas-plans-waste-to-power-pla.html
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Food waste would fuel proposed biogas plant
Daily Journal of Commerce, October 22, 2010
http://djcoregon.com/news/2010/10/15/portland-facility-would-turn-food-into-power/
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