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New York company plans bacteria-based power plant for former Brunswick Navy base

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A New York company plans to build a bacteria-based power generation facility at Brunswick Landing.

Village Green Ventures hopes to file permit applications for the project by the end of the month and will hold a public meeting about it Wednesday evening.

Planned for 2 acres of property on the former Navy base, the project would use bacteria to break down septic and waste material through anaerobic digestion. When bacteria break down waste material, the resulting methane gas could be captured and used to power heating and electrical equipment for other Brunswick Landing tenants.

Wednesday’s public forum is part of the state Department of Environmental Protection permitting process, said Dave Weyburn, founder of the company behind the prospective facility.
 
 

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