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[NEWS] Trash-to-Biofuel Facility Set to Open in Maine

– by Alex Acquisto, January 5, 2018, Bangor Daily News

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The company behind a state-of-the-art solid waste disposal facility in Hampden designed to convert trash into biofuel has secured enough funding to begin operations in May.

Craig Stuart-Paul, CEO of Maryland-based Fiberight LLC, announced this week that his company has secured $70 million for a municipal solid waste center off Coldbrook Road — $45 million through a tax-exempt bond with the Finance Authority of Maine and the remainder in private equity funds.

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[NEWS] Group Encouraged in Effort to Stop Muncy, Pennsylvania Incinerator

– by Pat Crossley, November 17, 2016, Sun-Gazette

14715865_1474486581-6536“We can win this” was the message from Mike Ewall, founder and director of the Energy Justice Network, to about 60 residents of Muncy who attended a meeting organized by the group opposing the proposed waste to fuel project in the borough.

Ewall, an environmental lawyer, has been working with the “Stop the Muncy Incinerator” group in its effort to keep Delta Thermal Energy (DTE) Inc. from locating its plant in the former Andritz building.

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[NEWS] Augusta, Georgia Commissioners Veto Waste Facility

– by Susan McCord, November 1, 2016, Augusta Chronicle

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Photo: Augusta Chronicle

Dean Alford’s proposal to build a city-financed $62 million waste-to-energy plant at the city landfill fell two votes short Tuesday.

Alford, a former state legislator and member of the University System Board of Regents, made a first pitch of the program to the Augusta Commission on Tuesday. His company is Allied Energy Services, which worked with Augusta on a recent solar project.

The group voted 4-3-1, with commissioners Mary Davis, Sean Frantom, Wayne Guilfoyle and Bill Fennoy in favor of submitting a $62 million loan application to finance the project to Georgia Environmental Finance Authority. Commissioners Sammie Sias, Dennis Williams and Ben Hasan voted no.

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[NEWS] Waste Incineration Shows Growth in New Jersey, Maine and Florida

– by Carl Weinschenk, October 20, 2016, Energy Manager Today

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Photo: Energy Manager Today

The waste to energy (WTE) sector is not huge, but it is showing signs of growing.

This week, New Jersey moved toward joining the ranks of states that require food waste to be utilized as an energy source. The rationale for the requirement is two-fold: Rotting food releases methane, which is a harmful greenhouse gas. Transitioning the material to energy would help alleviate that problem. And in addition to addressing the methane issue, the energy that is produced reduces reliance on fossil fuels.

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[NEWS] School Board Opposes Waste-to-Energy Plant

– October 18, 2016, Sun Gazette

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Muncy School Board (Photo: Sun Gazette)

The Muncy School Board voted 7-1 on Monday to adopt a resolution stating the board wishes to publicly oppose the waste-to-energy plant.

The plant, which has been proposed by Delta Thermo Energy Inc., is to be located at 100 Sherman St.

“The property is located within a few blocks from Muncy Junior-Senior High School,” said Superintendent Dr. Craig Skaluba.

Skaluba said Delta Thermo Energy has submitted a zoning application with the borough of Muncy.

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[NEWS] Incinerator Proposal Gets Hot Reception in Muncy, Pennsylvania

– by Cara Morningstar, October 12, 2016, Sun Gazette

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Photo: Mark Nance / Sun Gazette

The Muncy Borough Council listened to about 30 speakers Tuesday during public comment address a waste-to-energy plant proposed by Delta Thermal Energy.

The council had to meet at the Muncy High School auditorium to accommodate the present at the meeting. Last week’s meeting at borough hall was suspended because of the overflow of people wanting to get into the meeting.

All those who spoke Tuesday were against the plant, and by the cheers and applause of agreement with the comments, the audience also seemed to be against it.

“Why would Muncy want to be a Guinea pig for experimental technology?” was one of many questions asked.

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[NEWS] Pittsfield, MA Trash Incinerator Will Operate For At Least 4 More Years

– by Dick Lindsay, October 11, 2016, Berkshire Eagle

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Covanta Pittsfield (Photo: Ben Garver/Berkshire Eagle)

For at least four more years, Covanta will take trash and recyclables of Pittsfield and surrounding communities.

By a vote of 10-1, Councilor-at-Large Melissa Mazzeo opposed, the City Council Tuesday night backed Mayor Linda Tyer’s request to give $562,000 in Pittsfield Economic Development funds so the solid waste-to-energy and recycling facility can make the necessary upgrades to meet state and federal environmental standards and remain profitable.

Covanta announced in early July that it planned to close the Hubbard Avenue trash burning plant because the high operating costs and the size of the plant made it unprofitable. Tyer and her administration immediately began working on a financial package to entice the New Jersey-based company to forgo its plan to cease operation in March.

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