Landfill gas to power new facility

Construction on a project to convert landfill gas into energy is getting underway today at Croda’s Atlas Point facility in New Castle.  

Governor Jack Markell and other state leaders will be on hand to celebrate the start of the $6 million project that will use gas from nearby Cherry Island Landfill to power Croda’s chemical manufacturing plant.  The landfill gas is expected to provide enough power to run 55 percent of plant operations, or about the equivalent of powering 3,500 homes.  Croda is investing $5.5 million in the project and will receive a $500,000 grant from the Delaware Energy Efficiency Investment Fund Program.


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