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Fibrowatt goes to Sampson County

by 5m Editor
18 April 2008, at 9:34am

US - Fibrowatt has decide not to build its poultry litter-to-energy power plant in Samson county rather than Duplin, much to the disappointment of many.

Instead, the Pennsylvania company, which built its first three plants in the United Kingdom in the 1990s and its first in the United States in Minnesota in 2007, will be locating its newest plant in neighboring Sampson County, reports Newsargus.

It is expected to be an approximate $150 million investment that will provide about 100 new jobs.

The decision, which was announced Wednesday afternoon, did not come as a surprise to Duplin County officials.

"I'm very disappointed," said Commissioner L.S. Guy. "But we told them we didn't want it - in so many words. I just wish Duplin County had gone through the legal processes - a public hearing - of determining whether we wanted them or not."

View the Newsargus story by clicking here.

5m Editor