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World Energy Launching New Hampton County Operations

World Energy, one of America’s largest suppliers of biodiesel, announced plans to locate its new production facility in Hampton County. The company’s $5.4 million investment is projected to create 30 jobs over the next five years.

With more than 20 years of expertise in biodiesel production, the company currently produces approximately 200 million gallons of biodiesel annually. World Energy's new operations will be located at 552 Third Street West in Estill, S.C. at a former biodiesel production facility. The company will be upgrading and reviving the idled plant to produce state-of-the-art biodiesel, which reduces carbon dioxide emissions by more than 78 percent compared to petroleum diesel. 

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“As South Carolina’s and Hampton County’s newest corporate citizen, we are thrilled to be coming to a community that means business,” said Gene Gebolys, CEO. “Our mission is to deliver the cleaner, low-carbon fuels the world needs, from communities where we can be of service. Estill is a great place for us to invest, and we are looking forward to getting to work in this great community.”