WHITE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) - A multi-million dollar project in White County is near completion it once got the red light from residents.
"We're happy to have this in White County," President of White County Economic Development, Randy Mitchell said. "It will supplement the additional initiatives that we have with the wind farms and with capturing methane off of our landfill operations."
Waste No Energy, LLC, a company owned by RAKR Farms is building an anaerobic digester facility east of Monticello on County Road 800 East.
"What we will do is take hog manure, cow manure and organic waste. Typically fats, oils and grease and the digester will produce methane gas,"Waste No Energy President Doug Raderstorf said.
But you may remember in 2012, News 18 reported that the original project was supposed to be located closer to town.
That project came to a halt after hundreds of residents objected to the location.
The owners then moved the project to a more rural location and zoning for the project was approved in August of 2012.
"A business needs to be flexible and we are being flexible enough in our team to move past that and into this location," Raderstorf said. "And strictly we're moving forward, we're not looking backwards."
"The owners have been working on this for three to five years to my knowledge, it could even be longer than that," Mitchell said. "They got serious with their plans once they located this site east of Monticello."
Mitchell said the facility will produce 8.2 million kilowatts of green electricity, enough to power 940 households once the project is complete.
The facility is scheduled to start generating renewable power sometime this fall.
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