Center for Advanced BioEnergy Research, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Columbia Falls Green Power House a 'closed-loop biorefinery' (Montana)
11:00 PM, Jul. 9, 2011

COLUMBIA FALLS — It may look like Battlestar Gallactica, but the 5,000-square-foot greenhouse being erected in Columbia Falls is totally down to earth. Nothing is earthier than algae and nutrient-rich soil.

But don't mistake it for a regular greenhouse. Although it will teem with healthy, organic produce when completed, its primary output will be high-grade organic fertilizer and soil amendments.

And, as its name — the Green Power House — implies, it will also produce biofuels-based energy.
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