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Fremont, Mich., Food Waste-to-Energy Plant Closes

Fremont, Mich., Food Waste-to-Energy Plant Closes

A food waste-to-energy plant touted as the first of its kind in the nation has closed a little more than two years after it opened.

City officials in Fremont say they hope the closure is only temporary.

The $22 million Fremont Community Digester, built with help from a $12.8 million USDA loan guarantee, was such a big deal that U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Lansing, helped with the groundbreaking in 2010. She was also there when it opened in late 2012.

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