BlackGold Biofuels, a firm that recycles organic fats, oils and greases from commercial wastewater into biofuel, opened a recycling facility at 4826 Worth Place in Charlotte, N.C. Charlotte Chamber officials said the multimillion-dollar facility included numerous site improvements, in addition to increasing the value and utility of the formerly underutilized Brookshire Boulevard “Distressed Business Corridor” in which it is located.
Founded in 2004, BlackGold specializes in resource recovery from wastewater streams, harvesting renewable energy and other bioproducts from wastewater. The company established a formal collaboration with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, working intensively with its industry-renowned team of biodiesel research scientists. The Charlotte facility is the company’s first installation on the East Coast.
“We are proud to provide local businesses with the lowest cost, most reliable and environmentally friendly solution for recycling this waste,” explained Emily Landsburg, CEO of BlackGold Biofuels. “We selected the region because we thought it would be a good place to do business, and the work of agencies like the Charlotte Chamber, Charlotte Mecklenburg Utilities, N.C. Department of Environment and Resources, N.C. Department of Commerce and the N.C. Biofuels Center have confirmed that.”
The Charlotte Chamber, Charlotte Works and the North Carolina Department of Commerce worked closely with the company on the project.