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Official: Political will wanes for trash consolidation in wake of trash-to-ethanol

The collapse of the trash-to-ethanol plan earlier this year killed any political will for a consolidated garbage disposal contract in Lake County, a top waste official says.

July 29, 2013 12:00 am
Councilman to Powers: Show financing for plant

Councilman to Powers: Show financing for plant

A Lake County solid waste management official wants to give Earl Powers 90 days to prove he can finance the trash-to-ethanol plant that he pledged more than 1,000 days ago to build.

October 10, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Ryfa to Powers: Show evidence of financing for trash-to-ethanol plant

Ryfa to Powers: Show evidence of financing for trash-to-ethanol plant

A Lake County solid waste management official wants to give Earl Powers 90 days to prove he can finance the trash-to-ethanol plant that he pledged more than 1,000 days ago to build.

October 08, 2011 8:30 pm Photos

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Controversy, uncertainty persist in trash-to-ethanol debate

Controversy, uncertainty persist in trash-to-ethanol debate

Following two years of studies, debate and public controversy, proponents of a planned trash-to-ethanol plant in Schneider have yet to apply for environmental permits or break ground.

February 13, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Trash-to-ethanol owner speaks at summit

The owner of a company planning to build a Lake County trash-to-ethanol plant was slated to offer advice at a Friday summit in Chicago regarding topics some region officials believe he has struggled with himself.

February 12, 2011 12:00 am

Consultant: Trash-to-ethanol tech could be high-risk venture

A national garbage processing and waste-to-energy consultant said Lake County made the right move removing taxpayer ownership from a trash-to-ethanol plan predicated on commercially unproven technology.

January 30, 2011 12:00 am
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