Cost-cutting biofuel study underway in Wrangell


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Dr. Bill Wall, the owner of Sustainability, Inc., and a consultant on biofuel manufacturing, visits the mill of Mike Allen at 12-Mile to investigate possible waste products and their use in energy production.

WRANGELL — With the rising costs of heating homes and businesses in Southeast Alaska, an earth-friendly product may be the answer to lower costs – and possibly creating jobs in Wrangell.

The Southeast Alaska Conservation Council, in collaboration with the Wrangell Cooperative Association, has been working in past weeks to bring a feasibility consultant to the borough in an effort to determine the economic and strategic possibilities of producing a biofuel – or “biobrick” – product locally.

Biobricks are burnable bio-fuel, with no artificial binders, that are comprised of waste w...

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