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Waste-to-energy

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
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

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Lake waste officials await latest financing pitch

Some county solid waste officials remain unconvinced trash-to-ethanol developer Powers Energy of America will secure financing from a major U.S. oil company.

July 20, 2012 9:00 pm
Methane-to-electricity project to produce energy

Methane-to-electricity project to produce energy

MUNSTER | Groundbreaking ceremony celebrating the start of construction of the new waste-to-energy project at Centennial Park. Wednesday, October 19, 2011.

April 11, 2012 11:23 am
Methane-to-electricity project to produce energy

Methane-to-electricity project to produce energy

MUNSTER | Indiana Director of the Office of Energy Development Brandon Seitz speaks at a groundbreaking ceremony celebrating the start of construction of the new waste-to-energy project at Centennial Park. Wednesday, October 19, 2011.

April 11, 2012 11:21 am
Methane-to-electricity project to produce energy

Methane-to-electricity project to produce energy

MUNSTER | at a groundbreaking ceremony celebrating the start of construction of the new waste-to-energy project at Centennial Park. Wednesday, October 19, 2011.

April 11, 2012 11:19 am
Waste-to-energy project

Waste-to-energy project

MUNSTER | Groundbreaking ceremony celebrating the start of construction of the new waste-to-energy project at Centennial Park. Wednesday, October 19, 2011.

October 19, 2011 8:35 pm
Methane to electricity

Methane to electricity

Indiana Director of the Office of Energy Development Brandon Seitz speaks Wednesday at a groundbreaking ceremony celebrating the start of construction of the new waste-to-energy project at Munster's Centennial Park.

October 19, 2011 7:55 pm

Lake mayors range from optimistic to concerned on trash-to-ethanol

Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. expressed reservation at signing a 20-year agreement to commit his city's trash to a process that remains commercially unproven.

March 15, 2011 5:15 pm
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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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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