Town of Ulster considering converting methane to electricity
Jun 09, 2019 11:33 pm
William J. Kemble reports in the Daily Freeman that the Town of Ulster is listening to a proposal for a commercial-scale greenhouse that would use the town’s sewage treatment plant to convert methane to electricity and its treated sewage sludge to a heat source. Consultant Larry Cosenza said the town could convert methane produced by the plant to electricity and its treated sewage sludge to a heat source. He claimed the town's current burning of 79,788 square cubic feet of methane could produce enough electricity to save the town $2,693 each year. Town Supervisor James Quigley wants an efficiency study of the sewage treatment plant. “When we get that together, I will get back together with (consultants) so that the underlying assumptions ... about the generation of waste do not end up getting changed because of efficiencies,” he said. Read more about this story in the Daily Freeman.