Inside Indiana Business  |  June 17, 2020
By Alex Brown, Assistant Managing Editor

ASHLEY – The chief executive officer of California-based Brightmark Energy says a $260 million plastics-to-fuel plant in the northeast Indiana town of Ashley is close to being fully operational. Construction on the facility began in May 2019 and, when complete, will initially be able to convert 100,000 tons of plastics into ultra-low sulfur diesel fuel and naphtha blend stocks, as well as commercial-grade wax each year. Bob Powell says the company is in the process of hiring 40 additional employees, with the goal of having about 80 people working at the plant by the end of the year.

In an interview with Inside INdiana Business Host Gerry Dick, Powell said the plant is making “tremendous progress.”

“We have much of the construction complete, not quite complete, but we certainly have a lot of the tanks you would see on the outside to store some of the products we make and one of the really exciting things is now, it is real in terms of what we’re doing to recreate plastic,” said Powell.

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