Author: Misty Taillon

Energy Start-Up Proposes $7.5 Billion Investment in Ascension Parish, 350 new direct jobs

DONALDSONVILLE, La. – Clean Hydrogen Works, a project development company established in 2021 that is focused on energy decarbonization solutions, announced it is exploring a plan to build a large-scale hydrogen-ammonia production and export facility in Ascension Parish. Doing business as Ascension Clean Energy (ACE), in partnership with Denbury Carbon Solutions and Hafnia, the company… Read more »

Lion Elastomers Announces $22 Million Expansion of Geismar Plant

GEISMAR, La. – Synthetic rubber manufacturer Lion Elastomers has invested $22 million to construct a new multi-level production building housing two new finishing lines at its manufacturing facility in Ascension Parish. The expansion will increase production capacity at the plant, which supports the supply chains of automobile tire manufacturers and production of a broad range… Read more »

CF Industries Announces Planned $2 Billion Carbon-Capture Ammonia Complex in Ascension Parish

BATON ROUGE, La. – CF Industries Holdings, Inc., announced it is evaluating a site in Ascension Parish for construction of a proposed $2 billion blue ammonia production facility that would create 103 direct new jobs in the Capital Region with an estimated average annual salary of $110,582 plus benefits. LED estimates the project would result… Read more »

BASF investing $19.8 million in Ascension

BASF announced they will invest $19.8 million in its Ascension Parish manufacturing complex to increase production of the chemical intermediates HEP and NOP, which are part of the global supply chain for inkjets, dishwashing detergents, crop protectors, and automotive and electronic products. With the expansion, BASF will retain more than 1,000 existing jobs at the… Read more »

Origin Materials Announces $750 Million Sustainable Materials Facility in Ascension Parish

Gov. John Bel Edwards and Origin Materials, a carbon-negative materials company committed to leading the global transition to sustainable materials, announced that the company plans an investment of at least $750 million to develop a biomass manufacturing facility in Ascension Parish that will result in 1,057 new direct and indirect jobs. The plant in Geismar… Read more »

Louisiana Governor Edwards and Air Products Announce Landmark U.S. $4.5 Billion Blue Hydrogen Clean Energy Complex in Eastern Louisiana

October 14, 2021 – Today, Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards and Air Products Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer Seifi Ghasemi are announcing a $4.5 billion clean energy complex to be built in Louisiana that will make the state a leader in the United States (U.S.) clean energy transition. Air Products is a world-leading industrial… Read more »

Ascension Economic Development Corporation Receives Excellence in Economic Development Award from the International Economic Development Council

Nashville, TN, October 5 – Ascension Economic Development Corporation won a Gold Rank for its Impact of Industry, a project in the category of Multimedia/Video Promotion of the International Economic Development Council (IEDC). The honor was presented today at an awards ceremony during the IEDC Annual Conference, which is currently underway. “Ascension Parish community residents… Read more »

IMTT to Expand Renewable Fuels Terminal Capacity

By IMTT News Team on Aug 25, 2021 New Orleans, LA – International-Matex Tank Terminals LLC (“IMTT”) is pleased to announce its next major project in the renewable fuels space. Consistent with our desire to build infrastructure to support our customers’ low-carbon fuels strategy, IMTT will build additional tanks, pipeline, and dock infrastructure at its… Read more »