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Ribbon-cutting ceremony held for opening of $90M Pascagoula terminal

Enviva Port of Pascagoula
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A ceremonial ribbon cutting was held Wednesday for the recently opened marine export terminal at the Port of Pascagoula — an over $90 million investment from Enviva Inc. and the Jackson County Port Authority.

Enviva, the world’s leading producer of sustainably sourced woody biomass, employs nearly 30 people at the Port of Pascagoula and indirectly supports more than 400 jobs across Jackson, Harrison, and George Counties.

The terminal at the Port of Pascagoula serves as the shipment point for Enviva’s newly formed “Pascagoula Cluster” which includes Enviva’s plant in Lucedale as well as its forthcoming plants in Epes, Ala., and Bond.

“This new terminal is a win for Pascagoula, our Gulf Coast, and all of Mississippi,” Governor Tate Reeves said. “It’s opening not only further strengthens supply chain infrastructure but expands our economic contributions to the global energy market. Congratulations to Enviva on this exciting launch and I look forward to seeing these Mississippi-made products shared with the world.”

Enviva owns and operates 10 plants with a combined production capacity of approximately 6.2 million metric tons per year in six states. Enviva is planning to commence construction of its Bond plant in early 2023.

“The future has never looked brighter for green jobs, green investment, and the global need to implement true climate change solutions into international economies and supply chains,” Thomas Meth, President and CEO of Enviva, said. “Supplying the global demand for more renewable, dispatchable, alternative energy sources continues to be made possible by the dedicated men and women in southern Mississippi that transport Enviva’s product reliably and safely around the world. Now operational, we will be regularly sending ships filled with our sustainably sourced wood pellets made in Mississippi by Mississippians.”

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