WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Congressman Paul A. Gosar, D.D.S. (AZ-04) spearheaded an Arizona Delegation letter to Algenol Biofuels’ CEO Paul Woods urging the company to select Arizona as a location for a new… commercial facility, which will create nearly 3,000 construction jobs and 800 direct jobs. Rep. Gosar’s letter was signed by several members of Arizona’s House delegation, including: Reps. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.), Matt Salmon (R-Ariz.), Ron Barber (D-Ariz.), Ed Pastor (D-Ariz.), Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) and Ann Kirkpatrick (D-Ariz.). Such overwhelming bipartisan support demonstrates the Arizona delegation is serious about bringing businesses and jobs to the Copper State.
“We are intrigued that Algenol Biofuels is able to offer a cost-competitive biofuel which competes with any other commercially available fuel, and believe locating a facility in Arizona could open a bountiful production area for this fuel source. Arizona’s unique topography includes abundant amounts of carbon dioxide, sunlight, algae and saltwater, all of which are important to producing viable and sustainable biofuels as you know. There is also a natural market for Algenol products in Arizona, and proximity to the huge California fuels market,” the letter reads.
After the letter was delivered, Rep. Gosar said, “Arizonans strongly support innovative companies and will welcome Algenol Biofuels as well as thousands of jobs and an $800 million investment. I was honored to lead the effort to encourage this promising company that utilizies state-of the-art technology to build a new facility in Arizona. Part of the reason I was elected was to bring high-quality, good-paying jobs to our state. I will continue to do whatever I can to stimulate our economy and provide hard-working Arizonans with more opportunities for employment.”
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