Center participates in western North Carolina clean energy partnership

On 17 October in downtown Asheville, after several months of collaboration and analysis, a new energy partnership in western North Carolina was unveiled to over 100 interested people. EvolveEnergy Partnership—which led by the Land of Sky Regional Council and Advantage West—is intended to brand the western part of the state as a clean energy hub and a destination for renewable energy companies.

Part of the marketing strategy includes an emphasis on clean vehicles and biofuels. The Center has been a member of the leadership group helping to shape the initiative. Biofuels already have a strong presence in western North Carolina with Blue Ridge Biofuels in Asheville and Foothills Bio-Energies in Lenoir. With this new initiative, the expectations are that the state will see more growth in the biofuels sector and that more biofuels-related jobs will be created.

For more information on EvolveEnergy, click here.