According to the SCBC's website, the award recognizes projects within the state that have had a significant and continued impact on the advancement of biomass through research, teaching, regulation, business development, commercial industry, or any combination of the above
Founded by Joe and Beth Renwick, Green Energy Biofuel (formerly Midlands Biofuels) began its operation in 2008 in Winnsboro, South Carolina. During the past decade, the company has recycled millions of gallons of used cooking oil (UCO), fueling biodiesel production in South Carolina and creating sustainable local jobs.
With the addition of the new plant, Green Energy Biofuel will be able to recycle more than 60,000,000 gallons of used cooking oil annually and produce 300,000 gallons of biodiesel and other recycled products. With the Aiken plant’s immense production capacity, Green Energy Biofuel will be significantly increasing its effect on the biomass industry in South Carolina and across the southeast.
The SCBC was established in 2006 with the goal to develop a long-term strategy to make biomass energy a feasible alternative to traditional power generation and transportation fuels. The council seeks out companies that not only actively participate in the biomass industry, but help bring focus and support to it, through hard, honest work.