The City of Brookfield is using waste to generate electricity thanks to a $500,000 grant from Focus on Energy.
Methane gas produced during the waste water treatment process will be captured, cleaned, and burned efficiently in the generator to produce electricity for the plant.
“We been looking at this for about ten years,” Project manager John Carlson told CBS 58’s Michele McCormack. “The grant money now makes it possible.”
The gas would normally be burned off into the air.
“It’s utilizing a waste product that otherwise normally is wasted as well as the economics of it,” said Joe Cantwell of Focus On Energy. “It’s a payback period. It will control costs.”
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