Along with the new headquarters, Monolith will supply hydrogen to an NPPD power plant for cleaner electricity production. (Image courtesy of Monolith Materials.)
The famous Carbon Black manufacturer, Monolith Materials, recently made a breakthrough in Hallam, Nebraska, their latest manufacturing headquarters. The new plant opens up with new 600 job opportunities and a capital investment of hundreds of millions to the state along with a partnership with the Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD) for bringing clean energy in the area. Carbon black is one of the most common substances that is used in a number of applications like plastics, printing ink, adhesives, smartphone batteries, and tires. Its conventional method of production includes coal tar and crude oil which is very polluting.
Monolith Materials came up with a new process of its production where they used natural gas as feedstock. It not only helped in reduction of emissions but also yielded an important co-product for clean burning of hydrogen. Apart from making Nebraska their latest manufacturing head quarter, the company also established a partnership with NPPD for replacement of coal-fired boiler along with a hydrogen-based boiler located at the Sheldon Station facility in Hallam. The replacement will lead to reduction in greenhouse gases along with few other plant emissions.
The NPPD CEO, Cat Pope, says, “Our partnership with Monolith Materials is a unique combination of innovation, environmental sustainability, and economic development for the area and the state, NPPD has the opportunity to have 50 percent of our energy resources to be carbon-free in the future. We look forward to our continued working relationship with Monolith Materials.” The company is too pleased with its new plant location that perfectly falls in sync with its R&D plant located in San Francisco.
According to Monolith’s co-founder, Bill Brady, “Monolith is thrilled to support the growth and strength of American manufacturing, clean technology and job growth right here in America’s heartland. We chose this location because of Nebraska’s exceptional infrastructure and highly skilled workforce, and look forward to building a great company here.”
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