A $250,000 matching funds grant was awarded to the city of Lebanon to assist with construction of a new waste-to-energy facility that will reduce landfill usage and provide clean electrical power. The funding comes from the Clean Tennessee Energy Grant program administered by the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC).
The biomass gasification plant can convert as much as 64 tons per day of wood waste, sewer sludge and used tires to electricity for use at Lebanon’s waste-water treatment plant on Hartman Drive. The city contracted with PHG Energy of Nashville in February of this year to construct the facility. Completion is expected in mid-2016.