Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Redwood City Port Plans Meetings on Proposed Plant

The Port of Redwood City plans to hold two public meetings regarding a clean technology company’s proposal to build a pilot plant industrial facility that would use natural gas and electricity to produce sample quantities of carbon black and hydrogen.

Carbon black is a material that is used as a reinforcing agent in nearly all black rubber and plastic products, including tires, belts, hoses, cables, and most high volume consumer electronics. Its physical appearance consists of pellets or a fine powder.

The project, proposed by Mountain View, California-based Boxer Industries, would be located on about 0.6 acres (26,000 square feet) of port land, including the 5,000-square foot pilot industrial facility and office trailer. The pilot plant would be partially assembled prior to delivery and installation at the project site. It would be delivered via semi-trailer on three skids of about 12 feet by 12 feet each. The plant would be constructed above a new pier-supported foundation pad and would be about 30 feet tall once fully assembled.

The port plans to conduct public meetings on the project at 8 am Sept. 25 and Oct. 23 at the Port Administration Building, 675 Seaport Blvd., Redwood City. The port’s mitigated negative declaration and supporting documentation for the project are available now through Oct. 14, 2013 at the port.
For more information on the project or public hearings, contact Don Snaman of the Port of Redwood City at (650) 306-4150.