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Press Release: January 26, 2012

Governor Kitzhaber statement on USDA support for ZeaChem Biofuel Production facility in Boardman 

Project will create jobs, expand production of biofuels

(Salem, OR) — Govenor Kitzhaber released the following statement following Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack's announcement of a conditional commitment in the amount of $232.5 million to ZeaChem Boardman Biorefinery:

“This USDA loan guarantee is fantastic news for Boardman and Oregon. This project will support the long-term development of renewable energy resources and boost economic rural development,” said Governor Kitzhaber. “This facility has the potential to create nearly 250 construction jobs and 65 full time operations jobs, providing positive economic development in the rural Boardman community and boosting Oregon’s economy.” 

For more information:
U.S. Department of Agriculture 
ZeaChem Inc.

 Media Contacts:
Tim Raphael, 503-689-6117
Amy Wojcicki, 503-689-5324

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