CT Food Waste-to-Energy Plant Gets Loan

June 3, 2016 By Carl Weinschenk

Connecticut FlagThe Connecticut Green Bank is loaning Quantum Biopower Holdings $2 million for the building a food waste-to-energy plant.

The plant, which The Hartford Courant says will be the first of its type in the state, will be in Southington. The total cost will be $12 million. The plant will be owned by the Supreme Broup of Harwinton, Quantum’s corporate owner, the story says.

The project is nearing completion. The town has received municipal approvals and is awaiting state environmental permits. The story says that the facility will convert 10,000 tons of food waste annually into compost. The plant also will generate 1.1 MW of electricity from the waste gases.

Renovare Fuel, a company in the United Kingdom, is working on a way to produce liquid diesel and gasoline from landfill gas.

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