Limited production of biofuels for personal use (up to 15 gallons) is permitted in most zones. Other bioenergy systems that use on-site feedstock to produce fuel to serve up to 125% of on-site needs are a permitted use (“by right”) with a zoning permit subject to the General Development Standards and the Bioenergy Special Use provisions. These provisions apply in agricultural, resource, commercial and industrial zones. Biofuel production facilities using feedstock produced on-site may be exempt from the 125% limit if they can be located within existing developed areas in these zones.
Bioenergy production facilities involving the import of feedstocks or the export of energy and/or fuels or gas are permitted in the agricultural, resource, and most industrial and commercial zones with a conditional use permit, and compliance with the General Development Standards and the Bioenergy Special Use provisions.