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Procter & Gamble biomass plant closer to reality

Jeff Sinyard, Albany Dougherty Payroll Development Authority Chair Jeff Sinyard, Albany Dougherty Payroll Development Authority Chair
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

On Thursday, The Albany Dougherty Payroll Development Authority pushed forward a plan to bring a biomass plant to the Procter and Gamble facility.

The group approved an inducement resolution and agreement to support the proposed plant.

In the agreement, Procter and Gamble would take control of the facility after two years and own it for the next 20. Its presence would also help the Marine Corps Logistics Base operate at zero net energy. The base would then become the first to do so in the Department of Defense.

Such a deal would at least have a stabilizing impact on Albany's economy for an extended period of time.

"The economic impact is strengthening Proctor and Gamble and strengthening the Marine Base," said Albany Dougherty Payroll Development Authority chair Jeff Sinyard. "Sustaining and keeping those 5,000 jobs and doing it the right way by creating this new energy prospect makes all the difference in the world."

This plant would add at least 35 jobs. A final decision is expected to be made September 15th.

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