Steel Dynamics, Inc. announced the selection of Columbus, Mississippi, as the location for the initial SDI Biocarbon Solutions biocarbon production operations, a joint venture between the company and Aymium. The site is strategically located in close proximity to one of the company’s largest electric-arc-furnace steel mills, which will consume a significant portion of the biocarbon as a replacement for anthracite and is also central to plentiful fiber raw material sources. Final site determination is subject to the anticipated receipt of necessary permits and continued state and local government support.
“We are incredibly excited to announce our selection of Columbus, Mississippi as the site for our first biocarbon production facility. We believe this strategic joint venture with Aymium will significantly reduce our steelmaking greenhouse gas emissions, which are already materially lower than our global competitors, in a cost-effective manner,” stated Mark D. Millett, Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer. “We are eager to begin construction on this meaningful greenhouse gas reduction project, and we appreciate the warm welcome and support that we have received from Governor Tate Reeves and the State of Mississippi, as well as leaders from the Mississippi Development Authority and local leaders from the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors, the Lowndes County Industry Development Authority, the Lowndes County Port Authority, the Golden Triangle Regional Airport Authority and the Golden Triangle Development LINK. We anticipate the project will create 40 high-paying positions.
Courtesy of Steel Dynamics.