Green Energy News

Second Annual RMRS-BRDI Project Conference held at ReVenture Park

March 18, 2014. A successful second annual meeting of the RMRS-led Biomass Research and Development Initiative (BRDI) project, focusing on biomass utilization and advanced conversion technology, took place in Charlotte, North Carolina, last month. In addition to featuring research presentations and updates, the meeting centered on the third generation woody biomass conversion system now locatedRead the entire article…

ReVenture Park to host Biomass Research and Development Initiative Conference

February 26, 2014. ReVenture Park, Charlotte’s first Eco-Industrial Park, will host a two-day project conference and annual meeting of the Biomass Research and Development Initiative (BRDI) on Feb. 26-27, 2014. Led by a research team from the U.S. Forest Service’s Rocky Mountain Research Station (RMRS) in Fort Collins, Colo., the conference focuses on the researchRead the entire article…

ReVenture Park announces Recycling Business Recruitment Program

October 23, 2013. ReVenture Park™ is an innovative Brownfield redevelopment of a 667-acre shuttered manufacturing complex in Charlotte, NC.  This former textile dye manufacturing facility has extensive infrastructure and facilities that make it uniquely suited to enable and attract recycling related businesses.  The developer, Forsite Development is transforming the site into Charlotte’s first Eco-Industrial ParkRead the entire article…

ReVenture Park transformation complete and now seeks recycling related businesses

September 26, 2013. Forsite Development is announcing recent improvements at ReVenture Park™ aimed at attracting recycling businesses. ReVenture Park is an innovative Brownfield redevelopment of a 667-acre shuttered manufacturing complex in Charlotte to an Eco-Industrial Park that is focused on attracting environmentally responsible businesses. Forsite worked diligently over the last year to complete the transformationRead the entire article…

Developer of ReVenture Park to share expertise at Yale

The developer behind Charlotte’s first and only Eco-Industrial Park, Tom McKittrick, has accepted a lecture invitation from Yale University to share his experience transforming a former Superfund site into a brand new business model for revitalizing previously contaminated sites. ReVenture Park™ is situated on a 667 acre shuttered textile dye-manufacturing complex and is the largestRead the entire article…

Governor McCrory announces agreement enabling development of region’s largest Eco-Industrial Park

Raleigh, N.C. – March 11, 2013. Governor Pat McCrory and Department of Environment and Natural Resources Secretary John Skvarla announced the signing of a brownfields agreement for ReVenture West, enabling the development of the region’s largest eco-industrial park on a former 667 acre Superfund site in Charlotte. “This project is an extraordinary example of howRead the entire article…

Belmont, Mount Holly to work with Charlotte for wastewater treatment

February 10,  2013 Gaston Gazette Two local cities are making plans to team up with Charlotte to treat their wastewater rather than pay for expensive upgrades to aging wastewater treatment plants. The Department of Environment and Natural Resources will require both Mount Holly and Belmont to make significant improvements to their existing wastewater treatment plantsRead the entire article…

From brownfield to eco-park at ReVenture

January 13, 2013 Greenerideal.com If all goes to plan, the city of Charlotte, NC will one day be home to an ambitious environmental initiative called ReVenture Park. The project could also become a model for innovative redevelopment of industrial brownfields. The ReVenture Park plan calls for a large renewable energy complex at a 700 acreRead the entire article…

Sawdust-powered power plant envisioned for western Mecklenburg

November 29, 2012. CharlotteObserver.com The developer of Charlotte’s ReVenture Park, which last year scrapped plans for a power plant fueled by Charlotte’s garbage, now intends to build a smaller plant to run on sawdust. Mecklenburg County has issued an air-quality permit for a 1.5-megawatt combined heat and power plant, the first of its kind inRead the entire article…

Rehabilitated barred owl successfully released back into wild at ReVenture Park

October 16, 2012 A barred owl hit by a car in Mecklenburg County in June 2012 was rehabilitated at the Carolina Raptor Center and successfully released back into the wild today at ReVenture Park. The release took place within the conservation easement protected by the Catawba Lands Conservancy along the banks of the Catawba RiverRead the entire article…