New York Governor announces large-scale Long Island AD project

By Robin Whitlock, Renewable Energy Magazine.

The first large-scale anaerobic digester in the New York City Metropolitan Area to process food waste into clean energy has been announced by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.

The AD plant will help to advance communities in New York City towards a more sustainable future as well as serving as an innovative model of how clean, on-site power can significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The project is in alignment with Governor Cuomo’s Reforming the Energy Vision, the state’s comprehensive energy strategy to build a clean future for all New Yorkers.

“This exciting project is yet one more way we’re investing in a sustainable energy future and building a cleaner and greener New York” Governor Cuomo said. “This first-of-its kind project for Long Island and the greater New York metropolitan area will build upon this administration’s commitment to expand the state’s use of renewable energy and reduce our carbon footprint.”