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BioHiTech Withdraws Plan to Build WTE Plant in New Windsor, N.Y.

The proposed facility planned to take in 150,000 tons of municipal solid waste a year and turn it into fuel for factories making cement.

BioHiTech America has withdrawn its proposal to build a waste-to-energy (WTE) plant on town-owned land at New York Stewart International Airport in New Windsor, N.Y.

The proposed facility had plans to take in 150,000 tons of municipal solid waste a year. According to a Times Herald-Record report, nearly 42 to 47 percent of that waste would have left the plant as solid recovered fuel that BioHiTech described as a substitute for coal to fuel plants that make cement.

The report notes that BioHiTech’s decision to withdraw its plan is unclear; however, last year, the town’s board determined the project would have a potentially significant negative effect on the environment.

Times Herald-Record has more details:

BioHiTech America has withdrawn its proposal to build a plant on town-owned land at New York Stewart International Airport that would turn garbage into fuel for factories making cement.

The Town Board approved a resolution Wednesday night rescinding and canceling the agreement for the purchase of the land and refunding the $66,000 in option payments already received from BioHiTech.

The company was due to go before the Planning Board again next week, this time for a public hearing to determine the scope of the environmental study that would have had to be done.

Read the full article here.

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