By Jared Boekenhauer
Ketchikan Daily News 

Demonstration project pellet mill will go on Gravina Island, across from Ketchikan


January 11, 2023

A demonstration project wood-pellet mill is scheduled to be built on Gravina Island, across the Tongass Narrows from Ketchikan, in mid to late 2023 by the region’s economic development organization, the Southeast Conference.

The nonprofit organization, which holds $1.8 million in grant funding from various sources for the project, is in the planning process toward constructing the mill. More than half the money is from a U.S. Department of Agriculture grant.

Southeast Conference will own and operate the mill. However, it may partner with a private organization in the future to help run t...

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