Columbus biogas plant gets $3M state loan
State officials said the Columbus project is expected to create seven full-time jobs and retain 14.
Another of the seven awards announced Tuesday is headed to Westerman Nuclear LLC, which received a $2.04 million, five-year loan for a new manufacturing facility in Bremen, about 40 miles southeast of Columbus. The proposed facility could create 50 jobs, retain 183 and would help supply components to the nuclear industry, the state said.
Most of the projects approved for loans or grants Tuesday are driven by non-coal technology, which is backed with $84 million in financing through the $1.57 billion state stimulus package Gov. Ted Strickland signed last year. The job-creation package set aside $66 million to help finance clean coal projects.
The state said the financing awarded Tuesday requires final approval from the Controlling Board.