Location announced for US plant powered by poultry litter
Fibrowatt, a US company that generates renewable
energy from poultry litter, has announced that it has selected Sampson County as
the location for its first plant in North Carolina.
"We're delighted that a Fibrowatt plant is coming to eastern North
Carolina. The citizens of Sampson County have been very supportive of this
project and have worked hard to bring this important development to our area,"
said Jeff Wilson, chairman of the Sampson County Board of Commissioners.
The 55-megawatt plant is expected to cost over US$200 mln, and according to
the company, the facility will create about 100 jobs. Fibrowatt hopes to begin
construction in 2009 and begin operating in 2011.
It has also been reported that the company will receive a 10-year
tax-incentive package worth $2.5 mln from Sampson County, plus assistance with
infrastructure improvements, including water and sewer services.
An additional 2 plants
Fibrowatt intends to develop three plants in North Carolina and expects to
announce plant locations in central and western North Carolina upon completion
of evaluations in these areas. The company is currently evaluating sites in
Surry County and Wilkes County in western North Carolina, and Moore County,
Montgomery County and Stanly County in central North Carolina.
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