Whitewater makes plans for organic-waste energy facility
WHITEWATER The Whitewater Common Council made a preliminary agreement with Green Energy Holdings Inc. (GEH) to build a facility that turns organic waste products into natural gas, according to a news story in the Daily Jefferson County Union.
GEH plans to build a 66,000-square foot facility to house an anaerobic digester system that would convert organic food waste, grass clippings and other matter into methane, which can be turned into natural gas. The gas would be available to both consumers and industries.
According to the story, the new facility would be located on land adjacent to the city’s wastewater treatment plant.
Building plans for the facility still need to be approved by the city’s plan and architectural review commission, but the project is estimated to start in August and be finished by December 2013.
GEH will invest an estimated $30 million into the project, with the city paying about $200,000 through a Tax Incremental Finance District and an incentive grant.
The facility is estimated to bring about 70 jobs to the city.
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