The ABF Energy Island is a new concept developed over the past decade, developing marginal lands where non-edible feedstock is grown close to the Energy Island and then processed into biofuels. ABF’s CEO, Chris Fleischer adds “this a great business model that is a win-win situation for everyone involved, a win for the environment, and for the entire Country since it results in a reduction our dependency on foreign oil”.
All are hopeful that construction will commence late summer and be completed for next season’s harvest. Fleisher estimates that the facility will be hiring between 50 and 60 employees when operational, but will also add an equal number of support jobs and construction jobs.
Theron “Scarlet Raven” Thompson of Scarlet Raven Limited, is a consultant with ABF, and took the MIEDA project from concept to signing. Thompson is a member of the Board of Directors for the Native American Tribal Energy Association, and he says, “the Energy Island concept is a strong economic development opportunity that all Tribes could participate in and I am proud to be part of this endeavor with MEDIA and the rest of Indian Country”.
If interested in finding out more, contact Theron at (651) 592-5690 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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Scarlet Raven Limited - is a Native American-owned economic development consulting group. The principals of Scalet Raven have been involved in economic development in Indian Country for over a combined 60-years