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New Bluesphere waste-to-energy plant underway in Charlotte

Alex Massone, CEO of the engineering firm Austep, points out to Charlotte Mayor Dan Clodfelter where the new Bluesphere waste-to-energy facility will be built.
Alex Massone, CEO of the engineering firm Austep, points out to Charlotte Mayor Dan Clodfelter where the new Bluesphere waste-to-energy facility will be built. ogaines@charlotteobserver.com

Global energy company Bluesphere Corp. broke ground Monday on a new U.S. headquarters and a waste-to-energy plant in Charlotte.

Bluesphere is based in Israel and has an office in Charlotte, on McCullough Drive, according to spokeswoman Janet Vasquez. The company has seven employees in Charlotte, with plans to add five more once the new plant and headquarters open late this year or early next year, she said.

The company develops and manages waste-to-energy projects. The new plant, at 600 Johnson Road near uptown, will produce clean energy by eliminating organic waste and converting it to electricity, according to organizers.

Company officials and Charlotte Mayor Dan Clodfelter attended the groundbreaking. “Bluesphere’s presence in Charlotte confirms our commitment to clean, renewable energy and the Smart City concept,” Clodfelter said. “We hope to see more projects and facilities like this in our community.” Celeste Smith

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