Green Oil Recycler Opens Plant In Northeast Ohio

CANTON, Ohio (AP) - A company that uses green technology to recycle oil used by the electric utility industry is opening a plant in northeast Ohio.

Hydrodec North America's President John Cowan says the plant opening in Canton on Tuesday has the capacity to recycle 8 million gallons of transformer oil each year.

Cowan says Hydrodec removes contaminants in a process with virtually zero emissions from oil that otherwise would be burned off and generate carbon dioxide.

The plant will employ 20 people to start and will soon grow to 35 employees.

The state of Ohio is providing Hydrodec with nearly $1 million in grants and tax credits.

Leah Anglin-Walsh, a regional economic development director for the Ohio Department of Development, says the company's technology is a good investment of state dollars.