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Red Rock Biofuels (RRB), a subsidiary of IR1 Group LLC (IR1), is undertaking the construction of a biomass to liquids plant in Oregon, the US.
The project involves the construction of a plant to convert 140,000 tonnes of forestry derived biomass to 1,100 barrels per day (bpd) liquid transportation fuels.
The project includes the construction of the 4.8km natural gas pipeline, a production plant and storage tanks, the installation of machinery and equipment, safety and security systems, and the laying of pipelines.
Ventech Solutions has been appointed as a design consultant for the project.
In July 2013, US Department of Defense granted US$4.1 million under the first phase of the US Defense Production Act.
In July 2013, Velocys plc was appointed as Fischer-Tropsch (FT) technology provider.
In September 2014, RRB secured a US$70 million federal Defense Advanced Research Projects grant from the U.S. Departments of Agriculture, Energy, and Navy that will provide equity for the project.
In March 2015, RRB plans to raise US$40 million to US$45 million in private equity and will finance about US$125 million with a mix of bank debt and corporate bonds.
On November 24, 2015, RRB jointly signed a Long-term Rural Enterprise Zone Agreement with Lake County and the city of Lakeview, and a Natural Gas Capacity Sharing Agreement with Lake County.
In April 2016, public hearings held and continued in May 2016 to consider the Urban Growth Boundary (UGB) application for the proposed biofuel facility.
On June 21, 2016, the Town of Lakeview and Lake County Planning Commissions unanimously approved RRB land use application.
Planning activities are underway.
The project involves the construction of a plant to convert 140,000 tonnes of forestry derived biomass to 1,100bpd liquid transportation fuels in Lakeview, Oregon, the US.
The US$200 million project includes the following: