$35m biogas plant to be built in post-Hurricane Florence North Carolina
Promising new jobs and energy sources, energy firm GESS International (GESS) announced in a press release that a $35 million biogas plant is planned to be built in the Robeson County town of Orrum, North Carolina (NC).
GESS described Robeson County as ‘hard hit’ by Hurricane Florence, and in their promise, they claim that the biogas plant will be providing approximately three dozen jobs.
The biogas producer claims that the plant is part of an initiative to help create a strong relationship between the company and local communities and farmers.
According to the release, NC is the second largest pork producing state in the US. By converting the hog waste into biogas, GESS claims that it will be potentially eliminating waste contamination if future natural disasters affect Eastern NC.
In a report by local news outlet, The Fayetteville Observer, a representative of Gess, Seth Daughety, said, “Along this journey, we will pay area farmers for their waste product and provide good jobs.”
“We look forward to being part of the welcoming, can-do Robeson County community and contributing to eastern North Carolina’s bright future.”