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December 13, 2017
WFCR Local News
WFCR Local News
Berkshire Biodiesel Will Break Ground in Pittsfield
(2007-11-30)
(wfcr) - Massachusetts Senate President Therese Murray was in Pittsfield Thursday to tour the proposed site of the largest biodiesel producing facility in the northeast. Berkshire Biodiesel is expected to break ground in the spring in an industrial park located on the Pittsfield-Dalton line. When completed, the $50 million plant will produce 50 million gallons of fuel a year. Pittsfield state Senator Ben Downing says the project benefits both the area's economy and the environment. He says 150 construction jobs will be created to build the plant along with 30 permanent jobs to start.

According to Berkshire Biodiesel, production could begin by late next year. Downing says the plant will part of a clean-energy complex. He says a biomass facility is also planned at the industrial park, which is owned by the Crane Paper company.
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