Monolith company to hire 200 employees, invest millions in Lincoln

Company to bring top talent in green energy and clean material to the capital city.

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — Monolith, a leader in green hydrogen and clean materials production, announced on Wednesday its plans to hire  200 employees, many in chemistry and engineering roles, within the next 18 months.

This is in response to the company’s rapid growth who has its headquarters and Olive Creek production facility in Lincoln.

The green energy jobs being offered by Monolith are highly skilled, high-paying advanced manufacturing jobs.

Monolith’s potential economic impact is an estimated at approximately $350 million annually, along with: 260 direct jobs; 600 indirect jobs; $90 million in annual labor income; and $1 billion in new renewable energy infrastructure.

This is according to research and data from Dr. Eric Thompson, Director, UN-L Bureau of Business Research; NPPD; and Kiewit.

Monolith announced this with their name change, rebranding from Monolith Materials, and is currently operating its first commercial scale production facility in Hallam, Nebraska.

“Producing clean materials like green hydrogen, clean carbon black and carbon-free ammonia in support of a sustainable energy future doesn’t happen without some of the most talented and innovative minds in the business,” said Rob Hanson, Monolith’s co-founder and chief executive officer. 

 “At Monolith, we’re passionate about creating a green world, but also creating a company culture that challenges employees to pursue their passions and then rewards them well for doing so.” “This is an exciting time for the State of Nebraska,” said Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts.  “High-paying clean energy jobs like those at Monolith play a critical role in our state’s economic growth, and we’re proud to see a Nebraska company at the forefront of innovative technology with global impact.”

Along with green hydrogen and carbon black, the company announced in late 2020 its plans to produce clean ammonia at a second phase production facility nearby. When its expansion is complete in 2024, Monolith is expected to produce 275,000 metric tons of clean anhydrous ammonia and 194,000 metric tons of clean carbon black, which is estimated to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by as much as 1 million metric tons per year compared to traditional manufacturing processes. 



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