RENEWABLE ENERGY PLANT PLANS:
The Copiah County Economic Development District has been working with a major renewable energy company to build a wood pellet plant here in Copiah County. After many months of research, preparation, negotiations
and regulatory work, the agreements are on track and the outlook is very good for the concept to be fulfilled.The facility will process and ship an estimated 320,000 tons of wood pellets per year to European utilities via ports on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant is expected to approve Senate Bill 2913 which provides approximately $10 million for the construction of a wood pellet exporting facility at the Port of Pascagoula. When complete, the new
facility will have the capacity to export an estimated half million tons of wood pellets each year. It is expected to be complete by early 2015.
We will update you when the process is complete. With this development Copiah County will step toward the leading edge of the renewable energy market, and give extra support to our existing timber
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