A Maryland green energy company said today it would build its second facility in North Carolina to manufacture wood pellets as a fuel source.
Enviva will create 62 jobs at its planned manufacturing facility in Garysburg, about 90 miles northeast of Raleigh. The company will also invest $60 million in the project.
Enviva stands to receive $2.1 million in state and local incentives for the project.
The jobs created will pay an average annual wage of $38,484, more than $10,000 a year above the Northampton County average.
Most of Enviva's biomass fuel is intended for export to Europe.
The Garysburg facility will be the company's second in the state. Enviva is also constructing a wood pellet facility in Ahoskie, about 120 miles east of Raleigh.