Maryland Issues Permits for Waste-to-Energy Plant

Allan Gerlat, News Editor

February 24, 2014

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Maryland Issues Permits for Waste-to-Energy Plant

Maryland has issued permits for a proposed waste-to-energy facility in Frederick County.

The Maryland Department of the Environment said in a news release that it issued the environmental permits for the Northeast Maryland Waste Disposal Authority for the Frederick/Carroll County Renewable Waste-to-Energy Facility in Frederick.

Hamapton, N.H.-based Wheelabrator Technologies Inc. will operate the facility, which will incinerate municipal solid waste, biosolids and scrap tires to meet the solid waste disposal needs of the two counties and produce about 45 net megawatts of electricity.

The air quality permits issued by the Maryland department with regard to limiting mercury emissions are more stringent that what state and federal law requires, it said.

About the Author(s)

Allan Gerlat

News Editor, Waste360

Allan Gerlat joined the Waste360 staff in September 2011 as news editor. He was the editor of Waste & Recycling News for the first 16 years of its history, and under his guidance the publication won 27 national and regional awards.

Before Waste & Recycling News, Allan worked at another Crain Communications publication, Rubber & Plastics News, which covers rubber product manufacturing. He began with the publication as associate editor and eventually became managing editor, a position he held for nine years.

Allan is a graduate of Ohio University, where he earned a BS in journalism. He is based in Sagamore Hills, in northeast Ohio.

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