The two projects combined represent $90 million of investment. | Rene Notenbomer/Shutterstock

West Virginia will serve as the base for two chemical recycling and plastic-to-fuel facilities, one run by Clean Vision and the other by Empire Green Generation. 

Clean Vision and the West Virginia Department of Economic Development signed a memorandum of agreement to build a $50 million facility that will chemically recycle plastic feedstock into precursors for more plastics and for fuel in Quincy, W.Va. 

The facility is slated to come on-line in 2024 and have an initial capacity of 100 tons per day, with the ability to scale up to 500 tons per day, a press release noted. 

Dan Bates, CEO of Clean Vision, said in the press release that the state has always been a leader in energy and “we’re excited to help West Virginia lead in clean energy for the next century.” 

“West Virginia will provide an ideal location as we continue to scale our Plastic Conversion Network domestically as well as globally,” Bates added. 

At a press conference, Bates said the company also planned to help develop the state’s recycling infrastructure.

About 200 miles north, Empire Green Generation announced it has secured, in partnership with the West Virginia Economic Development Authority, $40 million in Solid Waste Disposal Facilities Revenue Bonds to build a plant in Follansbee, W.Va.

The plant will take plastics and other recyclable materials and use pyrolysis to process them into fuel for a nearby port. The facility will have a 30,000-square-foot building and a 20,000-square-foot structure for feedstock storage.

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