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Taylor Biomass to Build Waste-to-Energy Plant in N.Y.Taylor Biomass to Build Waste-to-Energy Plant in N.Y.

Allan Gerlat

May 21, 2012

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Taylor Biomass to Build Waste-to-Energy Plant in N.Y.

Taylor Biomass Energy LLC has gotten approval from the town of Montgomery, N.Y., to build a waste-to-energy plant there.

Taylor Biomass, based in Montgomery, said in a news release the gasification facility  will produce 21 megawatts of electricity when it begins operation, which the company expects to be in December 2013. The facility will use minimally processed waste; Taylor Biomass estimates that 65 percent of traditionally disposed waste can be used to generate energy for the plant.

The project will provide power for 23,000 residences, 82 permanent and 318 temporary jobs and an economic impact of $384.4 million.

The U.S. Department of Energy is loaning Taylor Biomass $100 million for the project. The company expects to begin construction in June.



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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