Greenville to be home of Integro Earth Fuels new plant
March 8, 2013 by Mark
SCRA Technology Ventures, an equity investment company with a special program for investing in South Carolina-based companies, recently announced that it will be helping Integro Earth Fuels to fund a new manufacturing plant in Greenville.
Integro is based in Arden, North Carolina, and has developed a solid fuel based on biomass that is designed to reduce the emissions for power utilities fired by coal. Its product is called NuCoal. No doubt flyer printing and poster printing are being used by Integro to announce this funding to the corporate world and demonstrate the company’s dedication to developing renewable fuels in the state.
The production facility will be located at the South Carolina Technology and Aviation Center in Greenville and will initially employ 15 people. Once the plant is expanded to full-scale operations, this number will grow to 35. Once construction of this plant is completed, the company will build additional full-scale facilities throughout the state. These facilities will have an economic impact on harvesters, foresters, and transportation resources as these are used in the renewable fuel which Integro manufactures.
According to Hugh Weathers, South Carolina Agriculture Commissioner, having Integro expand its facilities in the state will enable new opportunities to grow within the agribusiness of the state. As South Carolina has a growing and harvesting season that lasts throughout the year, Weathers said this puts the state and the company in a good position to produce high quality raw materials that can be converted to exports of high energy density.