GEP Fuel & Energy Indiana recently revealed Project Lego, a $300 million renewable energy project that will transform plastic waste into diesel fuel and other products. The project will include a recycling center and a diesel refinery, which will be located in Carroll County, Ind.
At the recycling center, the plastic waste will be sorted into reusable plastic and end-of-life plastic. The end-of-life plastic will be used at the refinery to create fuel, while the reusable plastic will be sold back to the plastic industry. At the diesel refinery, approximately 75 percent of the fuel produced will be diesel, and 25 percent will be high-grade gasoline.
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Titled "Project Lego," a $300 million renewable energy project is expected to bring about 245 jobs to Carroll County, local officials and business leaders announced on Tuesday.
Developed by GEP Fuel & Energy Indiana, the project will refine waste plastic into diesel fuel and other products. The project includes both a recycling center and a diesel refinery. Carroll County beat out locations in Texas and Pennsylvania for the development.
"I've been on the county council for 14 years and this is by far the largest project we've been a part of in that time," Ann Brown, a Carroll County Council member, said in a news release. "This project brings high-paying jobs and will make our local economy more diverse and stronger."