GESS International, a highly experienced and globally established renewable energy service company, is expanding with four new Green Energy Biogas Plants across Missouri. The plants will bring more than $145 million in investment into communities in Miller and Audrain counties, and are expected to create 84 new jobs.
“Investing into renewable energy projects provides opportunities to simultaneously generate significant financial returns, while mitigating or addressing societal and environmental challenges,” said Olga Bryzhan, the Director of GESS International.
These plants are expected to utilize 170,000 tons of Swine/Cattle waste, and 80,000 tons of green biomass, to produce 550,000 MMbtu annually worth of Renewable Natural Gas, equivalent of 6,800 homes energy usage. All four plants are expected to start construction in Q3 of 2019 and become fully operational by Q4 of 2020.
“We’re always excited about the prospect of adding value and increasing opportunities for Missouri’s pork producers” said Don Nikodim, Executive Director of the Missouri Pork Association.
“GESS is developing a renewable energy project that is inclusive of local communities by creating a new waste to energy revenue stream for farmers,” said Seth Daughety, Grant Coordinator at GESS International.“Along this journey, we will pay area farmers for their waste product and provide good jobs, while also helping mitigate the environmental issues associated with hog farming. We look forward to contributing to Missouri’s bright future.”
“The Audrain County Commission is proud to have local entrepreneurs joining together to add value to their products,” said Steve Hobbs, a County Commissioner for Audrain County. “We wish them every success.”
“We’re very excited for the county and the Patterson family to have company like GESS International select Miller County for their biogas facility,” said Tom Wright, a Miller County Commissioner. “We look forward to working with them and seeing the progress it brings to our area. This is the first such business to come to Miller County since we became designated Agri-Ready.”
“We are excited to welcome GESS International to Missouri,” said Missouri Partnership Interim CEO Subash Alias. “This was a project that required coordination at all levels across multiple communities in the state, and the joint effort of everyone involved was excellent. GESS will be a wonderful addition to Missouri’s booming agriculture industry.”
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