Repreve Renewables has opened a new processing center in Greensboro, North Carolina. The company’s primary crop is giant miscanthus, a drought tolerant perennial that needs low inputs yet provides high yields. Research has shown the crop also improves soil and water quality. Giant miscanthus can be used as a feedstock for a variety of products including bioenergy to poultry bedding.
“The Wayne County Development Alliance (WCDA) was excited to partner with Repreve Renewables last year to become the first Wayne County industry to benefit from a new incentive policy recently approved by the Board of Commissioners,” said Chuck Allen, Wayne County Development Alliance board chairman who worked with Repreve on sighting the new processing center in his country. “The WCDA looks forward to working with Repreve Renewables now that they are an existing Wayne County industry.”
The processing center will house the company’s patented ACCU YIELD System. The technology, says Repreve, allows mischanthus production to be commercially scalable and delivers higher yield potential through improved germination, viability and precision planting, allowing the production of thousands of acres of miscanthus during a growing season.
“The opening of the N.C. processing center solidifies Repreve Renewables’ commitment to investing in the future of biomass and the industries it serves,” added Travis Hedrick, Chief Executive Officer for Repreve Renewables.“The processing center utilizes state-of-the-art equipment providing us with the flexibility and scale to further expand Repreve Renewables in new and innovative directions.”