Longtime communities founded by the timber industry have had a steady decline for the last few decades due to closures of paper mills, uncertain wood markets, and ever changing international influences. In spite of the abundance of natural renewable resources, these communities continue to be faced with high unemployment and underutilized industrial-zoned infrastructure. Rural America needs help.
Fortunately, SynSel has solutions to help these communities. It deploys a decentralized model that places its biorefineries close to the source of wood feedstock and targets towns with an available workforce and established industrial infrastructure. It then leverages existing transportation infrastructure to efficiently move the fuel to those markets with the highest incentives for sale on the commodity markets.
A community’s economic benefits from a SynSel biorefinery are tremendous:
- Hundreds of construction jobs to build the biorefinery
- Nearly 100 full-time, good paying jobs to operate the biorefinery
- Revival of the timber trade through new harvesting and transportation
- Strong tax base from the biorefinery
- Additional manufacturing and services jobs to support increased economic opportunity within each community