WTE Plant in Detroit Reopens

A Detroit waste-to-energy (WTE) plant that closed in October has reopened. Detroit Renewable Power, whose parent company purchased the facility in November, has called back 91 laid-off workers and is expected to call back approximately 40 more once the plant is fully operating again.

“We are making significant, immediate improvements in the plant and understand the important role it plays in providing responsible waste management, recycling and vital energy services for Detroit,” said Paul Maier, president of Detroit Renewable Power, in a press release.

Detroit Renewable Power says the improvements that it is making to the WTE plant will result in more efficient processing of trash and better odor control.

• For more on WTE, read "Fuel for the Fire: A renewable energy push could spark demand for refuse-derived fuel."