Climate change minister Greg Barker has today (27 January) opened a £2m expansion of energy-from-waste specialist Ener-G.
The Salford-based company has doubled its office space so that all employees from its central offices and manufacturing will work on one site.
In addition, the company has created 100 new jobs across different areas of the company, which will be filled during the next 12 months, and it has taken on 20 graduate trainees.
On his visit to the north-west, Barker congratulated the area for seizing opportunities offered by a low-carbon future.
He said: “I’m extremely pleased to be able to announce the £2m expansion to Ener-G and to celebrate the new jobs that will come with that investment. These are still challenging times for the whole economy but as the recovery really starts to grow, Salford is fast becoming a green beacon of the north-west by capitalising on a move to a low-carbon economy.”