Mississippi County To Be Site Of New Wood Pellet Plant

A $25 million wood pellet plant will be built in the George County industrial park, Gulf Coast Renewable Energy told the county Board of Supervisors on Monday. The plant will employ 30 full-time workers and provide an additional 100 to 120 indirect jobs, said Ken Flanagan, community development director for the county. Flanagan said the […]

A $25 million wood pellet plant will be built in the George County industrial park, Gulf Coast Renewable Energy told the county Board of Supervisors on Monday.

The plant will employ 30 full-time workers and provide an additional 100 to 120 indirect jobs, said Ken Flanagan, community development director for the county.

Flanagan said the county has been working to recruit the company over the last year, and the site was an “ideal spot” for their business being directly located on the Mississippi Export Railroad property and five minutes away from a four-lane highway that will provide convenient transportation segways for its products.

The South Mississippi area also serves as a substantial “wood basket” for available soft wood such as pine trees.

Gulf Coast Renewable Energy officials told the board they hope to be in production by 2014.

From The Sun Herald: http://www.sunherald.com/2013/03/04/4505882/george-county-to-be-site-of-new.html

Tags: , , , , , , , ,

POST A COMMENT

Your email is never published nor shared. Required fields are marked *

*
*

Subscribe

Looking to subscribe to Wood Bioenergy magazine? It's simple, just follow the link to our online subscription form and complete the required fields and submit. If you'd rather talk to a real live human being, feel free to give us a call at (800) 669.5613'

Contact

To contact Wood Bioenergy magazine, either call (334) 834-1170 or email us at [email protected]

TAG CLOUD