Update on Wise County Trash to Fuel Plant - Real Green Jobs
The Coalfield Progress (pay to read) brings us this update on the plant.
There’s still plenty left to do before Wise County commits money or land to a proposal to locate a plant here that would turn trash into ethanol.
County Financial Administrator David Cox, who’s been put in charge of working with the company making the pitch, says the county is still working with representatives from the Bristol-based Reclaimed Resources Inc. to “clarify issues.”
Issues still to be addressed include financing for the $150-plus million project, zoning rules and other regulatory issues, a location for the facility and other detail work, Cox said in a Wednesday telephone interview.
Still, county supervisors plan to consider going on record in support of the project in either July or August.
Wednesday, County Attorney Karen Mullins was drafting a memorandum of understanding between Wise County and Reclaimed Resources to endorse, at least in concept, the location of a trash-to-ethanol plant here.
“The memorandum would express the support and interest of the county in promoting that type of development,” Mullins said Tuesday, noting that the county recognizes the economic development and environmental enhancement potential of such a plant.
Take a couple minutes and look at this plant and the awesome technology...A big geothermal still that produces sterile byproducts.