Company to Break Ground on Carlsbad Plant

Staff Report

The Associated Press

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) - A Hawaii company plans to break ground next week on a $15 million pilot plant to be built in Carlsbad's industrial park.

Jeff Campbell of the Carlsbad Department of Development Company says the manufacturing plant initially is expected to bring 65 jobs to the community, with an additional 300 jobs expected within two years.

Carbon Diversion uses a process called "flash carbonization" to process green waste, tires and municipal solid waste, turning it into biofuel, electricity and pure carbon to be marketed.