NATCHEZ, Miss. (WJTV) – The City of Natchez could be the grounds of a $1.5 billion bio-refinery plant as early as 2023.
According to the Natchez Democrat, the Bayou Fuels project would specialize in the production of environment-friendly fuel made from woody biomass. The plant would be one of only two such facilities built in America with a similar one being built in Oregon.
“After a final phase of engineering, ground-breaking could occur as early as 2023. This will be historic – and it will mean hundreds of jobs for Natchez — Adams County,” said Natchez Mayor Dan Gibson.
The new industry could employ 80 to 100 people.