The grant, awarded through the state’s Alternative and Clean Energy Program, is expected to support the creation of nine new full-time jobs.
“It is always encouraging to see new investment being made in local business operations,” Causer said. “In addition to the state grant, the company is investing more than $180,000 in the project to grow production at the facility.”
Biomaxx, which is based in Pittsford, NY, will apply the grant toward the purchase and installation of wood brick fuel production equipment at the Ulysses facility. The new equipment is part of the company’s plan to optimize its existing wood pellet manufacturing plan and add the wood brick fuel production line. The new equipment will produce wood bricks at a capacity of 6,000 tons per year and will use lower grade raw material. The company also expects to increase its annual wood pellet production from 26,000 tons to 36,400 tons.
The grant was awarded by the Commonwealth Financing Authority. The Alternative and Clean Energy Program provides financial assistance in the form of grants and loans to be used for the use, development and construction of alternative and clean energy projects in the state.