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MEDIA ADVISORY
                                                                                                         
August 16, 2011

Rural sawmill creates 34 jobs with renewable energy project
Media invited to ribbon cutting for biomass-to-energy project in Springdale, WA

SPRINGDALE – Members of the media are invited to join Commissioner of Public Lands Peter Goldmark and other state, local and federal officials on a tour of a new biomass-to-energy project at Springdale Lumber Company this Friday, August 19, in Springdale. Before Borgford Bioenergy purchased Springdale Lumber Mill, the facility north of Spokane had been closed for nearly five years. Using waste from the sawmill’s operations, Borgford Bioenergy’s Octoflame Burner will produce bio-char and pyrolysis oil, as well as power for mill operations.

Who:

 

 

Commissioner of Public Lands Peter Goldmark (Washington State Department of Natural Resources, DNR)
Dale Borgford, owner, Springdale Lumber and Borgford Bioenergy LLC
Kent Connaughton, U.S. Forest Service Regional Forester, Pacific Northwest Region
Larry Guenther, Stevens County Commissioner
Merrill Ott, Former Stevens County Commissioner

What: Ribbon cutting and tour of the Springdale Lumber and Borgford Bioenergy biomass-to-energy project
When:2 p.m., August 19, 2011
Where:Springdale, Washington (directions attached)

Photo opportunity
Ribbon cutting and tour of sawmill as well as opportunities to speak with a renewable energy entrepreneur and with state, local, and federal officials.

Twitter feed
Jobs & renewable energy. DNR biomass initiative unveils newest #renewable #energy facility in #Wastate today http://1.usa.gov/DNRbio-pilots

Forest biomass at DNR
In 2009, the legislature authorized DNR to implement biomass energy pilot projects in eastern and western Washington. Removing biomass feedstock in ecologically sustainable ways to produce energy (liquid fuels or heat and electricity) can: provide income for forest landowners while improving forest health; create rural jobs; reduce wildfires and greenhouse gas emissions; and aid the production of renewable energy.

Driving Directions
Borgford Bioenergy Pilot Project Ribbon Cutting

TIME: 2 P.M.
DATE: Friday, August 19, 2011
LOCATION: Springdale Lumber Company, 3955 Hwy 231, Springdale, WA 99173

Routes

From Spokane (Travel time: approximately 55 minutes; Travel distance: 38.4 miles)

  • NORTH on US-395 / Division St; go 29.9 miles
  • LEFT (east) onto WA-292 West (in Loon Lake); go 5.9 miles
  • RIGHT (north) onto WA-231 North / Main Street (in Springdale); go 300 feet
  • SLIGHT LEFT onto West Shaffer Ave; go 0.1 mile
  • Arrive at: Springdale Lumber Co, 3955 Hwy 231S, Springdale, WA 99173

From I-90 west from Exit 245 at Sprague, WA (Travel time: 1:15; Travel distance: 63 miles)

  • EXIT I-90 at Exit 245 for Route WA-23 N (Sprague exit)
  • North onto Route WA-23 N; go approximately 0.5 mile
  • RIGHT to WA-231 N; go 15.9 miles
  • RIGHT onto WA-231 N/North Main St (in Edwall); go 374 feet
  • LEFT onto WA-231 N; go 12 miles
  • RIGHT onto US-2 East  / WA-231 N; continue on US-2 E / WA-231; go 2.9 miles
  • LEFT onto WA-231 N / North Aspen St. (in Aspen); go 31.1 miles
  • SLIGHT LEFT onto West Shaffer Ave (in Springdale) go 0.1 miles
  • Arrive at: Springdale Lumber Co, 3955 Hwy 231S, Springdale, WA 99173

Media Contact: Bryan Flint, 360-902-1023; Day of event, 360-870-3853 (cell); bryan.flint@dnr.wa.gov

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