Biofuel facility to open in Cranston

Cranston, R.I. – A biofuel technology company is looking to open what it says will be a one-of-a-kind clean energy production facility in Rhode Island.

Tomorrow Biofuels hopes to launch the location in Cranston this fall, according to a company press release. The release explained that the facility will use carbon emissions from a nearby power-plant to "feed" fast-growing algae that can eventually produce clean biofuel.

According to the company, the nearly 6,000-foot pilot facility will be the largest research and development demonstration of algae-based biofuel production in the Northeast.

The Rhode Island Renewable Energy Fund has helped finance the project.