The building of the world’s largest wood pellet plant in Epes, Alabama. Enviva is the largest producer of industrial wood pellets, a renewable energy alternative to fossil fuels. Enviva’s sustainable wood pellets are designed to provide consistent, reliable results for a wide range of heat- and power-generating customers. Countries in Europe, Asia and the Caribbean already use wood pellets on an industrial scale as a direct replacement for coal in some electric and Combined Heat and Power (CHP) plants. Enviva owns and operates ten plants with a combined production capacity of approximately 6.2 million metric tons per year in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, and Mississippi, in addition to the new plant under construction in Epes, Alabama. The new facility will be located at the former Mannington Mills wood flooring plant in Epes, Alabama which was shuttered, laying off 150 employees. This site location will allow the use of barges to carry the pellets approximately 200 miles down the Tombigbee River to Enviva’s newly opened terminal at the Port of Pascagoula, Mississippi, which then will be shipped overseas. The construction and development of the project is expected to create 400 plus direct construction jobs. After completion, the wood pellet plant will employee up to 100 full-time positions.
Auburn, NY | 24th District
A $16.4 million expansion increased manufacturing activity in Auburn, NY, creating 32 new jobs….