MIDDLEBURY — The Vermont Public Utility Commission has OK’d a New Hampshire company’s proposal to build a facility in Middlebury’s industrial park that will convert wastewater from area businesses into electric power. With a Certificate of Public Good (CPG) now in hand, PurposeEnergy Inc. can intensify planning and financing for the new facility. The plant could be under construction as soon as this fall and ready to generate electricity by next spring, PurposeEnergy CEO Eric Fitch told the Independent during a recent phone interview. “It’s great; I was happy with the process,” Fitch said. “...
MIDDLEBURY — The Vermont Public Utilities Commission (PUC) during the coming months will review plans for a proposed resource recovery center at 183 Industrial Ave. that would transform industrial wastewater into energy and potentially provide a low-cost heating source to businesses within Middlebury’s industrial park. At issue are plans for a Middlebury Resource Recovery Center that would be built by Salem, N.H.-based PurposeEnergy Inc. The centerpiece of the plan is an anaerobic digester that would extract energy from organic wastewater generated by a handful of Middlebury industrial park...
MIDDLEBURY — The Massachusetts firm that is proposing to build a plant off Exchange Street to convert organic wastewater into electric power has reached an agreement with the Middlebury selectboard that will lower its fees to connect to the town’s wastewater system. PurposeEnergy Inc. of Woburn, Mass., plans to use an anaerobic digester to extract energy from organic wastewater. Green Mountain Power would then distribute the electricity through the power grid. The technology is similar to GMP’s Cow Power program, but the PurposeEnergy plant would process waste byproducts from beverage and...
MIDDLEBURY — Developers of a proposed resource recovery center that would transform industrial wastewater into energy are now seeking the necessary state and local permits to build the facility off Middlebury’s Exchange Street. A multi-million-dollar PurposeEnergy Inc. facility would be built on land at 183 Industrial Ave. owned by local businessman Tony Neri. PurposeEnergy would use an anaerobic digester to extract energy from organic wastewater generated by Middlebury industrial park tenants, most prominently the Agri-Mark/Cabot cheese plant and Otter Creek Brewing. Energy extracted from...

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