Taxpayer-Subsidized Biogas Plant Underperforms, Asks For Massive Tax Break

But the plant hasn’t performed as promised

Aerial view of JC-Biomethane

A Junction City biogas plant that’s already received millions of dollars in taxpayer subsidies is now more than $325,000 behind on its property tax bill and is fighting Lane County in court over making good on what it owes. JC-Biomethane opened its plant in 2013 with the promise it would generate electricity to power homes by burning off gases from food wastes. The plant is the first in Oregon to use wastes from businesses and restaurants to generate power, according to records and interviews. Continue reading