By Tom DePonty
Residents, area leaders, and local business people from Greater Gadsden County packed the City Commission Building in Gretna, Florida on Wednesday to learn about ADAGE’s new partnership with the community to build its second biopower facility in Florida.
ADAGE President Reed Wills joined City of Gretna Mayor Anthony Baker, Gadsden County Commission Chairman Eugene Lamb, State Representative Alan Williams, and Chamber of Commerce Executive Director David Gardner to deliver this exciting news.
“We are excited to partner with the community here in Gadsden County as ADAGE continues to work to build a biopower industry in Florida that will deliver clean energy and new economic development to the state,” said Reed Wills. “ADAGE looks forward to working with the City of Gretna to deliver new job opportunities to Florida in 2010.”
“The people of Gretna share ADAGE’s vision for creating new economic development opportunities through 21st century clean energy technology,” said Gretna Mayor Anthony J. Baker.
ADAGE has secured the rights to a site in Gretna and plans to submit the applications for the state environmental permits before the end of the year. ADAGE hopes to begin construction before the end of 2010.