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Environmental Issues Forum Features Waste Tire Derived Fuel

The March 17 Environmental Issues Forum will feature a presentation by Northampton Generating Company which uses waste tires for fuel.

Dan Traynor, Environmental Manager for NGC will brief the Joint Legislative Air and Water Pollution Control and Conservation Committee on providing renewable energy from scrap tires by utilizing Tire Derived Fuel in its Circulating Fluidized Bed boiler.

The Department of Environmental Protection permitted NGC to use TDF as a supplemental fuel in 2007 which as the potential to consume over 20 million tires a year, which if realized, would dramatically improve the market for scrap tires and boost the clean-up of waste tire piles in the state.

NGC’s plant also consumes over 600,000 tons a year of waste anthracite coal to generate about 110 megawatts of clean and efficient electricity. NGC has reclaimed over 200 acres of abandoned mine land and received a Department of Interior National Award for Excellence in Reclamation and a Pennsylvania Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence.

The Forum will be held in Room 205 at noon.

Rep. Scott Hutchinson (R-Venango) serves as Chair of the Committee and Sen. Ray Musto (D-Luzerne) serves as Vice-Chair.


3/14/2008

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