Trash may fuel growth of jobs, fish, vegetables in Keene
The Keene Transfer Station and its full-scale recycling facility sits seven miles from downtown, near the border of Surry, and has been operating “off the grid” for more than a decade after the city bought a generator. It’s powered by methane gases from an old landfill on the property.
The transfer station only uses 190-kilowatts, at its peak, generated by the 250-kilowatt generator, Watson said.
Two years ago, the city received a $500,000 grant from the federal Environmental Protection Agency Climate Showcase Communities program to explore different options for reducing greenhouse-gas emissions.
“We couldn’t find anything that proved to be economically feasible till this project came along,” Watson said. “It looks to be very promising, (producing) many, many thousands of pounds of produce in addition to many thousands of pounds of fish,” could be harvested from the proposed aquaculture facility each year.
The easily grown and harvested tilapia fish would also be grown and sold locally, and the fish waste would make a perfect fertilizer for the plants, Watson said.
Watson said city officials don’t know yet if the project would generate any significant revenue for the city, but they are excited about creating jobs and taking advantage of the excess energy.
READER COMMENTS: 0
- Colebrook and Berlin to get VA clinics - 0
- Job fair in Laconia attracts veterans and 39 employers - 0
- Salem couple's effort to honor Doolittle Tokyo Raiders is gaining momentum - 0
- Footwear drive to help Liberty House - 0
- Whitefield event honors Vietnam vets - 0
- Vietnam veterans remembered 50 years later in Londonderry - 0
- Post 27 events - 0
- NH soldiers share family bond — and Purple Hearts - 0
- Bill Luti: Situation in Ukraine stirs memories of events before World War II - 0
READER COMMENTS: 0
- 2 officers, Weare face civil suit over 2012 burglary arrest - 0
- Roger Brown's Diamond Notes: Central the early surprise in baseball ranks - 0
- Death & justice: Officer Briggs is not forgotten - 0
- Decency displayed: Havenstein's nice start - 0
- P-Bruins in fight to finish - 0
- NHIAA Roundup: Dubois' homer lifts BG girls over Exeter - 0
- Sox rally in ninth to win - 0
- Fisher Cats' hitters can't solve Binghamton hurlers - 0
- Burglars take $210K in cash from safe in Salem home - 0
IT overload: Bureaucracy on bureaucracy
Portsmouth arrests 2 for heroin sales
Decency displayed: Havenstein's nice start
Manchester superintendent kills controversial redistricting plan following parental opposition