Skip to comments.$175 million Black Belt plant could transform area, leaders say (85 jobs in Alabama)
Posted on 10/15/2019 6:04:11 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
It may have been in the 90s Friday in Livingston for the announcement of a new $175 million wood pellet plant in Sumter County, but the weather didnt matter to Livingston Mayor Tom Tartt.
When I heard about a $100 million yearly impact, I got chill bumps, he said. Can you imagine what that will mean for this community?
Biofuel company Enviva Friday announced it will build a wood pellet production plant at the Port of Epes, bringing at least 85 jobs and 180 associated jobs in logging, transportation and local services to the Black Belt county.
Enviva, which calls itself the worlds largest supplier of wood pellets, will ship the product down the Tenn-Tom waterway to markets through Pascagoula, Miss., and on to Europe and Asia. The pellets are in high demand as an alternative fuel to coal. Enviva owns and operates eight plants in the South, producing more than 3.5 million metric tons of wood pellets each year.
The Sumter County plant, projected to finish construction in 2021, will initially produce 700,000 metric tons of pellets annually, though production could eventually be increased to 1.15 million tons per year. It will use a mix of softwood and scrap from mills sourced from within a 75-mile radius.
(Excerpt) Read more at al.com ...
(Now I have this mental image of a factory cranking out karate suit wearing buttkicking Chuck Norris fighters by the dozen)
Beat me to it.
It is wood pellets...there sent to England and Europe for bio as
The video is interesting.....California could do this to stop wild fires...
Was everybody Kung Fu fighting?
Now how did you know I didn’t read the thread?
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