Jobs and Clean Energy
Another renewable energy business coming to Washington County
September 18, 2012
Governor Deal's office announced General Biofuels, a company producing wood pellets for use in Europe, will invest $60M in a facility to be located on Waco Drive near Wal-Mart. The plant will create 35 jobs at the facility in addition to increasing demand for other goods and services in the area.Production is scheduled to begin in early 2014.
Charles Lee told FACE's Executive Director Katherine Helms Cummings that the plant will not require wells or additional infrastructure from the city to supply water, and that while he didn't have a specific gallon per day figure, it would be significantly less than the 16M gallons Plant Washington would require.
Lee said that with the significant shift away from coal in Europe, wood pellet energy fuel will be in greater demand in the future, and General Biofuels will be well positioned to help meet those market demands from Washington County.
General Biofuels is the second renewable energy business that has chosen Washington County this year. A 10 MW solar farm was announced for Davisboro in the spring. That facility will supply power to Cobb EMC, a former leader in Plant Washington before dropping the coal plant project in January.
Wind power blows jobs into Georgia
June 2, 2012
Wind energy created 600 hundreds in Georgia but the state faces significant challenges in using wind power due to current regulations.
The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports that Georgia will host an international wind energy convention here with delegates attending from Europe and China.