biomass http://aspenpublicradio.org en Glenwood Conference: Fire Officials Look At "True Costs" Of Wildfire http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/glenwood-conference-fire-officials-look-true-costs-wildfire <p></p><p>The story of wildfire in the west is increasingly bleak. Fires are bigger, the wildfire season’s longer, and homes are increasingly built on lands at risk to fire. That’s the situation surrounding a wildfire conference in Glenwood Springs this week. Firefighters, elected officials and government workers met to try and find solutions. As Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen reports, one idea is to expand biomass production.</p><p></p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Marci Krivonen 17197 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Glenwood Conference: Fire Officials Look At "True Costs" Of Wildfire Gypsum Biomass Plant First of its Kind in the State http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/gypsum-biomass-plant-first-its-kind-state <p>Colorado’s first woody biomass power plant is nearly complete. Senator Mark Udall and State Senator Gail Schwartz toured the facility in Gypsum on Friday, where wood cuttings from beetle kill trees will be turned into electricity. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen explains.</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Heavy machinery is moving dirt around at a construction site not far from Interstate 70. The area used to be grazed by cows. Now, it’s being transformed into an industrial site, complete with two smokestacks and metal ramps surrounding a tall, main building.</span></p> Mon, 12 Aug 2013 23:42:02 +0000 Marci Krivonen 5928 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Gypsum Biomass Plant First of its Kind in the State