Council approves waste-to-ethanol plant

By | January 01, 2004
On Dec. 8, the proposed Orange Recycling and Ethanol Production Facility received a boost when the Middletown, N.Y., Common Council approved the project. Pencor-Masada OxyNol LLC plans to build the $200 million waste-to-ethanol plant on 22 acres of an old city landfill. The facility will be able to take in about 230,000 tons of waste per year, and it already has agreements with 24 municipalities that will supply the waste. Private funding is the next step for Pencor-Masada.