Advance notices filed for new Exxon-affiliated recycling facility


Advance notices were filed with the state on Friday for a new recycling facility that would process plastics that are traditionally hard to break down.

TenCate Turf Recycling Solution filed notices with Louisiana Economic Development for a “manufacturing, fabricating, processing, recycling facility in a potential partnership with Exxon.”

Netherlands-based TenCate Grass, a manufacturer, distributor and installer of synthetic turf for sports and landscape applications, announced last fall that it was launching a program in the U.S. to recycle end-of-life artificial grass, leveraging Cyclyx’s feedstock processing expertise and ExxonMobil’s ExxtendTM technology for advanced recycling. The company started its efforts in California last year, with plans to expand across the U.S.

“Our position is to be the first advanced recycling partner in the [Southeast] using Exxon’s new processes and being one of the largest recycling feedstock providers for this service,” reads the advance notices.

TenCate filed notices that it intends to apply for the state’s Quality Jobs and Industrial Tax Exemption programs. The notices estimate the north Baton Rouge project would create 25 permanent jobs and represents a $1.65 million investment.

In March, during Business Report’s Louisiana Energy Outlook, ExxonMobil’s Baton Rouge refinery manager said that Exxon was considering whether to move forward to apply for the state’s incentive programs in the next few months for an advanced recycling facility and that a final investment decision was expected to either be announced late this year or early next year. During the event, he said that a company in California specializing in artificial turf was considering opening a location in north Baton Rouge if the advanced recycling facility were to move forward.