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Fremont biodigester reopens after shutting down 2 years ago


September 15, 2017

FREMONT, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan biodigester that turns food scraps into green energy has reopened after shutting down two years ago over financial problems.

The new owner, Generate Capital Inc., wants the revamped Fremont Regional Digester to start running at capacity later this fall. The digester is expected to turn 165,000 tons of organic waste a year into enough green energy to power at least 2,500 homes.

The original $22 million plant opened by Novi Energy in 2012 produced energy to power about 1,500 homes annually. That plant closed in 2015 in a dispute over ownership.

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