Colorado Carbon Fund chooses first project |

Colorado Carbon Fund chooses first project

DENVER – The Colorado Carbon Fund has chosen its first project.

The fund plans to commit at least $230,000 to a $3 million project to produce electricity from methane gas at the Larimer County landfill.

The Governor’s Energy Office said Wednesday that the 1.4-megawatt project is a joint effort of Colorado-based Timberline Energy LLC, the Poudre Valley Rural Electric Association, the Portland, Ore.-based Bonneville Environmental Foundation and the Colorado Carbon Fund. It is expected to be able to power about 900 homes, with renewable electricity generation starting by March.

The Colorado Carbon Fund gets its money from donations, including from people and businesses looking to offset their carbon emissions.

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