Velocys profiled in The Natchez Democrat

7 Sep 2021

Progress of Bayou Fuels project highlighted in local newspaper.

The Natchez Democrat has profiled the progress being made on the Bayou Fuels project, in an article which demonstrates the strength of local support for Velocys in Mississippi.

Mayor of Natchez, Dan Gibson, is quoted as saying that after a final phase of engineering, ground-breaking on Bayou Fuels could occur as early as 2023. “This will be historic – and it will mean hundreds of jobs for Natchez-Adams County.”

Velocys Vice President of New Projects, Jeff McDaniel, told the newspaper the plant would convert 3,000 tonnes of woody biomass per day to produce 30 million gallons of renewable transportation fuel each year, including 20 million gallons of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and 8 million gallons of gasoline blend stock.

Natchez Inc Executive Director Chandler Russ commented: “This is a huge opportunity for us as the project continues. […] The benefit to the county is more than $1 billion of capital outlay to the site”.

Velocys is thankful for the fantastic local stakeholder relationships that have been built on the project thus far, and look forward to engaging with the Natchez community further in the months and years ahead.

The full Natchez Democrat article can be read here.