Green Energy Biofuel says it plans to invest $4.3 million to build a fats, oils and grease (FOG) recycling facility in Warrensville, South Carolina. The planned 36,000 square foot facility is scheduled to be operational by the end of 2018.
According to an announcement posted by the South Carolina Department of Commerce, Green Energy Biofuel, which was formed in 2008 with two employees, refines and recycles used cooking oil and other food products from kitchens and food manufacturers. The company services more than 1,000 restaurants, schools and recycling centers in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.
With the opening of the new plant, Green Energy Biofuels will be able to recycle more than 60 million gallons of used cooking oil and other FOG materials each year and produce 300,000 gallons of biodiesel and other recycled-content products.
South Carolina Department of Commerce Secretary Bobby Hitt ties the announcement into a wider recycling industry emphasis in the state, commenting, “South Carolina is home to more than 500 recycling companies, and today’s announcement by Green Energy Biofuel further illustrates the strength of this industry.”