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Two green companies propose bringing their businesses to Flint

Pictured in the front of the room starting from the left, Henri Tieleman, CEO and Co-Founder of Ecoloblue; State Representative Henry Yanez (D-Sterling Heights); State Representative Phil Phelps (D-Flushing); Dr. Lance Stokes, CEO of Metro Ag Services were on hand to announce green investments in the Flint area. (Photo Credit: Office of State Rep. Phil Phelps.)

Two companies specializing in green solutions are bringing their businesses to Flint.

An announcement was made yesterday that Ecoloblue and Metro Ag Solutions were both looking at Flint as a location for new facilities which would bring jobs to the area and diversify the local economy.

State Representatives Phil Phelps (D-Flushing) and Henry Yanez (D-Sterling Heights) were on hand for the announcement.

Metro Ag Solutions, a company specializing in renewal fuels, announced its plans to purchase property zoned for manufacturing use within the city of Flint.

Once purchased, the company would begin construction on a $30,000,000 factory which will produce bio-diesel fuel in Flint.

The bio-diesel fuel would be refined from winter crops typically used by farmers to keep the nutrients in their soil between planting seasons.

Metro Ag Solutions would purchase those crops. Normally, these crops have no market value.

Ecoloblue, a company who specializes in products that create drinking water by pulling moisture from the air and filtering it, announced a donation of 250 of their devices to Flint.

The total value of the donation is $350,000 and will provide fresh drinking water to Flint residents.

In addition to the donation of water producing units, Ecoloblue CEO and Co-Founder Henri Tieleman announced that his company is also looking to relocate one of its overseas plants to the United States.

Flint was recognized as a possible location for that move.

Metro Ag Services also announced a potential partnership between the two companies.

According to Dr. Lance Stokes, CEO of Metro Ag Services, his company is interested in purchasing equipment from Ecoloblue to produce chloride free water for bio-diesel production.

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