U.S. Rep. Steve Southerland, II applauded the St. Joe Company and biomass energy producer Green Circle Bio Energy, Inc., today for an agreement that could lead to several new job-creating opportunities for Port St. Joe and the surrounding region.
"Today's announcement is great news for Port St. Joe and our surrounding region," Southerland said. "By building upon Northwest Florida's tremendous potential, both as a world leader in biomass production and a natural fit for rail, road, and waterway shipping, The St. Joe Company and Green Circle have made an important commitment to growing jobs and strengthening our local economy."
According to the St. Joe Company, Green Circle is interested in leasing a site from St. Joe along the AN Railway to develop a wood pellet production facility. The wood pellets produced at the new production facility can be transported via truck or AN Railway to the Port of Port St. Joe for further shipment to overseas markets. Additionally, bulk cargo port facilities are being considered for development at the Port site to accommodate Green Circle's shipping needs.