Michigan firm to build waste power plants in Sampson County


CLINTON, N.C. (AP) — A Michigan-based company says it will build two power plants in Sampson County that will convert manure methane into electricity.

Multiple media outlets report NOVI Energy is moving ahead with its plans after county commissioners approved performance-based business incentive payments to NOVI Carolina I and II over five years.

The electric utility company, which is headquartered in the Detroit area, would receive $522,348 per plant, based on the incentives package.

John Swope, the executive director of the Sampson County Economic Development Commission, said the proposed plants would bring at least 36 jobs to the county.

Swope said the plants would take in biodegradable agricultural waste to produce methane gas used to generate electricity. He said the company plans to contract with area hog farms for their waste.

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