For Immediate Release.
March 18, 2011
Washakie Renewable Energy
PO Box 192
Plymouth, Utah 84330
Washakie Renewable Energy Is Pleased to Host USDA Rural Development in a Public Tour.
PLYMOUTH, Utah – USDA Rural Development, Utah State Director, Dave Conine announced an event to celebrate Washakie Renewable Energy’s (WRE) Open House for the public and press on Tuesday, March 20 for their expanded biofuel facility at 24050 N 6000 W, Plymouth, Utah 84330, from 12pm to 2pm.
“We were happy to receive the grant and we are very excited to show the public how it has has impacted the local community and our production growth,” said WRE founder, Dr. Jacob Kingston. ” Jobs producing local, and renewable, energy are what will drive the economy and meet our fuel needs. We are pleased that the U.S., and Utah specifically, are at the forefront of that goal”.
WRE received almost a half million dollars from the USDA Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) in 2011 and has used the grant to update the $30 million biofuel plant in rural Plymouth, Utah and created 65 jobs in a community of 300.
The event is open to the public and the press and will showcase the improved facilities, the economic impact to the community and is an opportunity for the community and press to tour the plant.
“Domestic and clean energy is more important than ever,” said Dr. Kingston, “and we are pleased to be part of the solution to the rising cost and security of our energy needs”.
Washakie Renewable Energy (WRE), was founded in 2007 by Dr. Jacob Kingston in Plymouth, Utah and has grown to produce 10 million gallons of clean and renewable biofuel annually. Each gallon of fuel removes 17 pounds of carbon from the atmosphere. WRE is the largest manufacturer of biofuels in the Intermountain West.
USDA, through its Rural Development mission area, administers and manages housing, business and community infrastructure and facility programs through a national network of state and local offices. Rural Development has an active portfolio of more than $165 billion in affordable loans and loan guarantees. These programs are designed to improve the economic stability of rural communities, businesses, residents, farmers and ranchers and improve the quality of life in rural America.