Waste-to-Fuel Company Considering Rockland for New Plant

An energy company is looking to put a plant in the tri-state area, and the head of the Rockland Business Association thinks the county has the inside track. RBA CEO Al Samuels hosted a meeting last week between the company and local officials, and says the company uses a steam process to convert municipal waste into a fuel. Samuels adds it’s the cleanest solid waste project he has ever seen, and Rockland needs this here…

Audio: Al Samuels

Stony Point supervisor Jim Monaghan attended the meeting and says the hyper-speed composting facility could operate at one of the transfer stations in the county…

Audio: Jim Monaghan

The process would save on waste shipping costs and localities would get paid for the garbage brought to the company. Samuels says Rockland’s solid waste authority expects to meet with the company soon to hear more about the company’s business plan and goals.

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