March 17, 2011
A refinery that would convert feedstock, timber byproducts and other organic material into oil is planned in Pittsylvania County.
Piedmont BioProducts CEO Ken Moss tells The Danville Register & Bee that he hopes to begin construction in 2012 and begin production later next year or in early 2013.
Initially, the refinery would produce about 6,000 gallons of oil per day and employ about eight people. Moss says production would be expanded later to about 60,000 gallons a day. At full production, the refinery would employ about 40 people.
Moss says funding from the private sector and the Virginia Tobacco Indemnification and Community Revitalization Commission would help pay for the project.