- Green3Power Operations, Inc. has received a contract to build a $175 million waste-to-energy plant that will convert solid waste into diesel fuel. The plant will be built with the help of Vanderweil Engineers at the St. Lucie County Solid Waste Management Facility in Fort Pierce, FL.
- The plant will be located at the Glades Road Landfill, pending approval by County Commissioners of an agreement with the energy company to build the plant. That approval is expected to come at a July 21 commissioners’ meeting.
- With the building of the new WTE plant, waste will be used to create fuel through the company's gasification process and the Fischer-Tropsch synthesis process.
"St. Lucie County has a long history of implementing innovative and cost-effective technologies at the St. Lucie County Solid Waste Management Facility," said Dr. Neil Williams, CEO of Green3Power. "This facility will enable St. Lucie County to increase their landfill air space over time while reducing harmful greenhouse gas emissions. To that end, and due to the close proximity of the site to the G3P corporate offices, I-95, and the Florida Turnpike, G3P plans to construct our showcase facility at the St. Lucie County site."