March 23, 2015
Contact: Ashley Simmons, Office of the Mayor  
704-336-3438 or 704-614-9116     
CHARLOTTE, NC — Charlotte Mayor Dan Clodfelter joined representatives from Bluesphere Corporation, an international company which develops and manages waste-to-energy projects, during a groundbreaking ceremony March 23 for the new Charlotte waste-to-energy plant.
The new Bluesphere plant will produce clean energy by eliminating organic waste and converting it to electricity. Clodfelter said Bluesphere’s arrival represents a new day for Charlotte.
“Bluesphere’s presence in Charlotte cements our commitment to clean, renewable energy, said Clodfelter. “The facility will convert waste into clean renewable energy that reduces ecological damage, while also meeting our electricity needs.”
Shlomi Palas, CEO of Bluesphere Corporation said the company is excited to be in Charlotte and looks forward to a continued partnership with the city. The new organic waste power facility is expected to be operational by the end of 2015.