Employment Effects
 
The DGE Program’s renewable fuel production facilities will provide high-quality jobs and stimulate economic growth in rural communities across the world. In fact, because DG Energy’s facilities require an abundant supply of biomass and proprietary equipment, most fuel production facilities will be located in rural areas and equipment manufacturing facilities will be located in former automotive industry facilities that have been hit particularly hard by the recent recession.

Those who will benefit in particular from the commercialization of DG Energy’s technology are former workers from the automotive industry, where over 100 facilities have closed in the US in the past 20 years. Depending on the specific size, each DG Energy facility will create thousands of direct, indirect and induced local jobs in industries such as trucking, manufacturing, and construction.

DGE Program equipment production is expected to directly employ personnel distributed in New York, Ohio, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Indiana. These new jobs will mostly be distributed at former automotive manufacturing facilities. Additionally, the four initial fuel production facilities are expected to directly employ additional people in Texas, Indiana, Tennessee and California.
 
DG expects to directly support manufacturing job creation in the following areas:
  •  Gasification Unit Production

  • Cryogenic Air Separation Equipment

  • Wind Turbine Production

  • Conventional Heliostat Production

  • Electrolysis Production

  • Automated Biomass collection equipment production

  • Inflatable Heliostat Production

  • Fuel Production Facilities


DGE Program equipment production is expected to indirectly employ personnel in New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Florida and California. These new jobs will be distributed among principal suppliers to the DGE Program.
 
Additionally, the DGE Program's later fuel production facilities are expected to directly employ additional people in Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin, Iowa, Nebraska, Illinois, Virginia, Pennsylvania and Florida.