Genera operates two key facilities in Vonore, TN. The two facilities are co-located in the Niles Ferry Industrial Park and include the company’s Biomass Innovation Park research campus and its fiber products manufacturing facility.
Genera’s Biomass Innovation Park (BIP) has been in operation since 2011. The facility is operated to bridge the gap between farm gate and the industrial manufacturing facility gate, ranging from biomass receiving and inventory management to size reduction and characterization. BIP handles a wide range of biomass feedstocks each year, including dedicated agricultural crops, crop residues, and woody materials.
Genera’s fiber products manufacturing facility is an integrated non-wood fiber and fiber product manufacturing facility. Currently being constructed, it will produce ag-based fiber for market use as well as molded fiber food service and packaging products. The process and technology used in the facility create a high-quality, short fiber market pulp in a more sustainable method than other technologies. In addition to the state-of-the-art manufacturing and warehousing capacity, the facility has significant laboratory space utilized by Genera for product R&D and quality control services.