Posted by: Lawyer Sanders | May 28, 2009

Kentucky environmental attorney Sanders says Ohio EPA issued Title V permit for electric plant fueled by garbage and other refuse in Mahoning County, Ohio.

Ohio Environmental Protection Agency issued a final air permit for a $317-million, energy-from-waste plant in Smith Township. This is the first air permit issued in the United States for such a plant in over a decade, according to Jefferson Renewable Energy, the project developer.   A PowerPoint presentation on the project is at:

Jefferson Renewable Energy is a developer of renewable and alternative energy projects, utilizing the application of advanced technologies for the conversion of biomass and waste materials for energy generation and biofuel production.  Jefferson Renewable Energy is a Rhode Island based company.  

When complete, the facility will produce 66 megawatts of power, enough to power 50,000 homes, and will use construction and demolition debris and pre-processed municipal solid waste, otherwise referred to as “Refuse-Derived Fuel,” as its fuel source


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