German biofuel player 2G Energy opening first U.S. plant in Florida
A new factory to manufacture biofuel energy-generation systems in St. Johns County Florida is expected to create about 125 direct jobs, but hiring won’t start until early June.
2G-Cenergy Power Systems Technologies, a subsidiary of the German manufacturer 2G Energy AG, will open its first foreign plant in St. Augustine, Fla., to manufacture clean energy generation systems for large industrial operations in North and South America.
Michael J. Turwitt, president and CEO of 2G-Cenergy, a U.S. corporation with its North and South America headquarters in Orange Park, said the systems are widely used in Europe, but the U.S. has lagged behind on switching from fossil fuels to biofuels for electricity. One state leader said new energy technologies will make up a large part of future manufacturing.
“Europe is about 20 to 25 years ahead in using this technology,” Turwitt said. “There is a clear indication that the U.S. is catching up.”
The new, 60,000-square-foot plant in St. Augustine is the home of 2G Manufacturing Inc., which incorporated in February.
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