Sundrop Fuels Plant Said to Be on Track in Rapides Parish
by Billy Gunn (TheTownTalk.com) …Not quite one year ago, Louisiana Economic Development chief Stephen Moret and local economic development officials announced that Sundrop Fuels would locate its biofuels plant at a site off Interstate 49 north of Alexandria.
The company plans to use natural gas from a pipeline not far away, the woody biomass that is in abundance in Central Louisiana, and a whole lot of technology using heat and chemical interaction to produce car-ready synthetic gasoline.
The project is proceeding on schedule, (Steven) Silver said.
…State training for ground-level plant jobs could begin in late 2013.
“LED FastStart will be engaged with the Sundrop Fuels team to help recruit, train and certify a qualified workforce to staff the company’s state-of-the-art biofuels refinery,” said Jeff Lynn, executive director of workforce development at LED.
“As the ramp-up date for hiring approaches, we’ll provide more information to the public about recruitment, and training will be available at a later date,” Lynn said. READ MORE