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[NEWS] Prince George’s County, MD Cancels Trash Incinerator

– by Neil Seldman, August 25, 2016, Institute for Local Self Reliance

princegeorgescounty-768x1015Prince George’s County has officially declined to move forward with garbage incineration as part of its future solid waste and recycling management system. On 9 August the County notified all bidders that it has “determined that the project may not be in the best interest of the County at this time.”

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[NEWS] Irish Firm to Incinerate Poultry Litter in Maryland

– by Jake Davies, July 21, 2016, Farmers Weekly

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Irish agri-tech firm BHSL has agreed a US$3m (£2.27m) deal with the state of Maryland to trial its manure-fired biomass boilers in the US.

One of its patented systems has already shipped, and is due to be fully operational by October, according to the company.

BHSL contributed two-thirds of the investment required to set up the system in the US.

Maryland is one of six states that surround Chesapeake Bay, a region devastated by intensive agriculture.

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[NEWS] Permit Revoked for Baltimore Trash Incinerator

– by Fern Shen, June 17, 2016, Baltimore Brew

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In another blow to an Albany, N.Y. company’s plan to put a trash-burning power plant in South Baltimore, Maryland regulators revoked a key permit for the project yesterday.

Energy Answers International violated the terms of its permit by stopping construction on the site for more than 18 months, the Public Service Commission ruled Monday.

The company had argued in filings with the PSC that it should be allowed to keep its 2010 Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity (CPCN).

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Permit Denied for Baltimore Trash Incinerator Proposal

– by Scott Dance, March 17, 2016, Baltimore Sun

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A permit that allowed New York-based Energy Answers International to build a trash-to-energy plant in South Baltimore is no longer valid, state environmental officials told the company Thursday, a significant setback for the controversial project.

Officials with the Maryland Department of the Environment said the permit expired because there had been no construction activity at the site in Fairfield since October 2013.

Energy Answers has planned to build a $1 billion electricity generation facility that would burn a fuel derived from trash. The Albany, N.Y., company first pitched the project in 2009, and the Maryland Public Service Commission approved its permit in 2010.

A representative for Energy Answers did not respond to requests for comment.

Environmental advocates and community groups had called on regulators to enforce a provision of the permit that forbade a lull in construction activity lasting 18 months or more.

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Harford, Maryland Trash Incinerator to Close For Good

– by David Anderson, March 7, 2016, Baltimore Sun

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Decommissioning is beginning for the waste-to-energy incinerator that has disposed much of Harford County’s non-recyclable solid waste for nearly 30 years and is due to be shut down for good in the next 10 days.

During its most recent meeting on Feb. 23, the Harford County Board of Estimates approved a $311,538 contract with the Northeast Maryland Waste Disposal Authority to decommission and clean out the incinerator.

The authority operates the plant at the Edgewood Area of Aberdeen Proving Ground and leases the site from the Army. That lease agreement is scheduled to expire March 17, and operations will cease that day, Jeff Schoenberger, of the county’s Department of Public Works, told board members.

The incinerator opened in 1988. The refuse burned there generated steam to heat and cool buildings at the Edgewood Area.

“The trash we’re burning will end up going to the new transfer facility,” Schoenberger said, referring to a new Baltimore County transfer facility in White Marsh, which will receive the majority of Harford’s trash starting later this year under an agreement between the two counties.

Once the Harford waste goes to the White Marsh station, Baltimore County will be responsible for its final disposal, either through recycling at a facility in Cockeysville or at various locations, including landfills, that they have under contract, Harford County government spokesperson Cindy Mumby said.

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