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The power of waste

The power of waste

Two regional facilities produce enough electricity to power several thousand homes, or offset municipal power bills by hundreds of thousands of dollars annually.

March 24, 2013 12:00 am Photos


Not your grandfather's landfills

Not your grandfather's landfills

With at least 20 years of existing capacity at Northwest Indiana landfills -- and room for expansion well beyond that -- there is no need to hit the panic button.

March 24, 2013 12:00 am Photos



EDITORIAL: Rotting garbage generating electricity

Closing a landfill is not as simple as covering the garbage with dirt, planting grass, locking the gate and walking away.

December 24, 2012 12:00 am

Valpo sees many benefits in food waste, sludge mix

VALPARAISO | Using food waste to generate power at the city's sewage treatment plant could have multiple benefits besides lowering the plant's electric bill.

February 18, 2012 8:30 pm

Valpo considers using food to generage energy at sewage plant

VALPARAISO | With rising eletric rates, it's no mystery why staff members at the city's sewage treatment plant are always looking for ways to be more efficient.

February 18, 2012 6:00 pm
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