Brattleboro has a unique opportunity to parlay landfill waste through a reuse stream that begins with the capture of methane from the Brattleboro Landfill, and extends to the production of food for local foodbanks. Along the way electricity and heat can be produced, and new revenue can flow into local coffers.
Representatives of a company called Carbon Harvest Energy will be discussing their plan at a meeting of the Windham Regional Commission’s Energy Committee this Thursday, October 8, at 6:30pm in the River Garden (153 Main Street, Brattleboro). The public is invited to attend. Likewise, community members interested in the permit process will find the presentation useful in understanding the next steps.
Don McCormick, the President of Carbon Harvest Energy will be the key presenter at the October 8 meeting of the WRC Energy Committee. He will be speaking with the Windham Solid Waste Management District later in the evening, so the WRC program will start promptly at 6:30. Preview information is available on the Carbon Harvest web site at: http://carbonharvestenergy.com/Brattleboro_Project.html.
The short program will probably interest folks who are focused on sustainable energy and agriculture, carbon capture, and regional economic development. If you have any interest in these topics, or just wonder what this project is about, please plan to attend.