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July 26, 2007
Demonstration waste-to-energy plant
July 25 -- A Boston company has
officially opened a clean-energy demonstration plant to convert municipal waste
into energy and other beneficial products.
Ze-gen Inc. hosted a ribbon-cutting
ceremony July 23 at the facility in New
Bedford, Mass. The New
Bedford Waste Services LLC plant will use advanced gasification
technology to convert waste into synthetic natural gas and electricity.
The pilot plant plans to operate for a year. It is permitted to handle up to
1,500 tons per day of municipal solid waste, construction and demolition debris
and scrap tires.
"This is the first step in testing
the mechanics of our operation and will allow us to perfect our technology and
position us for the launch of a full-scale facility," said Bill Davis, president
and CEO of Ze-gen.