New Planet Energy is continuing to push ahead with a proposal on a $700 million biofuel plant in Stony Point, N.Y.
The plan includes a 250,000-sq.-ft. gasification facility that would process 4,500 tons of garbage per day from municipalities in New York City and Westchester. Half the materials will be recycled into solid recovered fuel and the remaining material will be converted into sulfur-free diesel fuel.
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Overall, the facility will recycle upwards of 86.5 percent of the materials that enter the facility, which otherwise would be destined for a landfill.
The entire recycling process will be done in the enclosed facility and use state-of-the-art technology, Cruikshank said.
“There will be a small degree of manual labor, but nothing like a lot of the recycling facilities in years past. This will be much more automated,” he said.
The plant will create 150 jobs.