US-based biomass solutions company Genera has awarded the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract to WG Yates & Sons Construction for its first manufacturing facility in Vonore, Tennessee.
The company secured an investment of $118m to produce its Earthable line of sustainable agricultural fibre products.
Earthable is an integrated solution for silver-based fibre and food-grade packaging in the US.
The company will implement new fibre production technology to produce agriculture fibres for Earthable product line.
Genera chief operating officer Keith Brazzell said: “We are invested in the success of this sustainable product line for both the environment and the positive opportunities it provides to rural economies.
“Genera is committed to continued success in each new venture. The partners we choose must fit our vision and be highly qualified for this undertaking.”
As part of the deal, Yates will be responsible for EPC activities of the project and ensure on-time completion of the new facility.
Yates Industrial Division vice-president Bo Gilbert said: “We know the paper product manufacturing industry well and we are a boots-on-the-ground company that delivers results on schedule with precision.
“We have been serving commercial and industrial clients for more than 50 years and we work to develop lasting relationships with all our clients. We hope to work with Genera for years to come and we look forward to the impact their sustainable fibre solutions will have on the world.”
Genera offers silver-based pulp and moulded fibre products for various applications including compostable food service tableware, to-go containers, packaging, paper, tissue and more.