Go Green International plans Texas biomass plant

A company has come up with a profitable solution to assist Bastrop County property owners recovering from the 2011 wildfires and the drought.

Go Green International Inc. plans to invest $18 million in land, plant and equipment, and to hire about 76 full-time employees for a facility in Bastrop County that recycles trees into biomass fuel.

The company recently signed a 20-year lease with Bastrop Independent School District for 80 raw acres along Highway 290 in Paige to build the plant, which should start operation in early 2013.

Until then, Go Green is working in conjunction with other projects, such as the Capitol Area Council Boy Scouts of America Griffith League Scout Rancy cleanup and Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative, for the next few months.

Go Green is a win-win for Bastrop County, Bastrop Economic Development Corp. Director David Quinn said.

“Go Green takes the burden of burned tree removal off the shoulders of the Bastrop County residents whose property was devastated by the fire and at the same time creates jobs and desperately needed capital investment for Bastrop County,” Quinn said.

Read more in the Austin Business Journal.

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