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Oregon City Considering Food Waste Processing Facility Proposal

The facility would include two anaerobic digesters, a receiving and processing building, a gas storage chamber and generators to convert gas to energy.

Last week, a group of approximately 20 people attended a public hearing to discuss the air and solid waste permits needed for a proposed Wilsonville Sustainable Organics Recycling Technology (SORT) Bioenergy, LLC facility in Wilsonville, Ore., which would include two anaerobic digesters, a receiving and processing building, a gas storage chamber and generators to convert gas to energy.

The permits have not yet been granted, and discussed safety precautions are still being looked into.

Portland Tribune has more:

About 20 people gathered for a Nov. 17 public hearing for the air and solid waste permits needed for a proposed Wilsonville Sustainable Organics Recycling Technology (SORT) Bioenergy, LLC facility. A board of Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and Metro staffers explained the details of the permits and fielded questions from the audience, who were primarily concerned with possible catastrophic meltdowns and odor pollution.

The proposed facility would consist of two anaerobic digesters, a receiving and processing building, a gas storage chamber and generators to convert the gas to energy. SORT, a limited liability company registered in Idaho, has proposed to construct the 3.69-acre facility on a 10.2-acre parcel of land that is owned by Willamette Resources Inc. (WRI) at north of Ridder Road.

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