Global Green Energy, LLC (GGE) was established by John T Sumner Jr. and George Brad Warren Jr. in 2009 to meet the growing demand for renewable energy. Mr. Sumner and Mr. Warren particularly recognized that an abundance of forest resources in the Southeastern United States were available to help meet the European and Asian mandate for a clean and efficient renewable fuel for power generation. Since that time, Warren and Sumner have positioned GGE to become a participant in the global renewable energy market by building a team and formulating a strategy that will support the growth of the wood pellet industry and jobs in small rural communities.
GGE Phase 1
To support global climate change mitigation efforts, users of wood pellets need supply that comes from the right locations. GGE’s Phase 1 in Fulton, Mississippi USA, has fibre supply originating from stable and sustainable short rotation forests. The short rotation ages of Southern Yellow Pine (SYP) in the US South produces a high calorific value wood pellet where the carbon released by burning the wood pellets is theoretically fixed back into wood (and soil) in 15-20 years.
GGE Phase 2
GGE’s phase-two locations will leverage the low cost production strength of GGE’s Fulton site to average down the expense of community/industrial forestry partners’ forest fire risk mitigation work (ex. FireSmart see link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vG5RFiD5Elg&feature=youtu.be ). It is our hope to be a stable sales partner to small-medium enterprises who wish to mitigate fire risk by reducing the fuel load in forests and converting part of that fuel load into wood pellets.
GGE Phase 3
GGE’s phase-two will set the stage for local biomass supply chains to be developed and stabilized over time in remote/rural communities. Community-based and minded entrepreneurs can then use these operating biomass supply chains to create good nature-based solution jobs perhaps linked to:
1. advanced cellulose products;
2. bio-energy systems supporting the existing energy mix (ex. in Canada over 150 indigenous communities are not connected to the power grid, many of which are powered by diesel); and/or
3. producing higher-value solid-wood forest products which require biomass residuals to have a “home”.
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