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A clean energy manufacturer is coming to Kanawha County, and it will help address a global environmental problem.
Nevada-based Clean Vision will locate a facility in Quincy, in eastern Kanawha County, Gov. Jim Justice and Economic Development Secretary Mitch Carmichael said Wednesday.
The $50 million facility will employ at least 40 workers who will take plastic waste and turn it into clean fuels, including hydrogen.
Dan Bates, Clean Vision’s CEO, said the company plans to recycle hundreds of tons of plastic per day.
“We’ll start with 100 tons per day of plastic feedstock,” he said. “And we expect to grow that to 500 or more.”
According to the United Nations, 400 million tons of plastic waste is generated every year, and only 10 percent of that is recycled.