Red Rock gets go-ahead for Lakeview, Oregon, biofuels plant

After countless meetings, hearings, discussions and planning, all hurdles have been cleared for construction of a new renewable energy biofuels plant in Lake County.

Red Rock Biofuels, a Colorado-based company established in 2011, has had its sights set on Lakeview since 2013 as a target location to build its first operational facility; identifying the location for its proximity to rail, highways, the Ruby natural gas pipeline and an abundance of forest bi-products to be collected and converted to jet fuel.

The facility is expected to convert 136,000 tons of woody biomass and forest bi-products into 15 million gallons of renewable fuels annually.