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Anaerobic digester planned for Lowell

Jan 13th, 2014 - Local News

LOWELL, Mich. (AP) — A $6 million anaerobic digester is expected to start producing power in 2015 from a vacant factory in Lowell.

Sustainable Partners officials announced last week that it secured the private financing it needs to build the facility. Construction is expected to begin in spring.

Greg Northrup says his company's digester will provide affordable and renewable energy for Lowell Light & Power, the city-owned electrical utility. He says it will not generate unpleasant odors when it converts used cooking oils, manure and other bio-waste into electricity.

Northrup is a retired Consumers Energy executive. He and partner Pam Landes have worked since 2011 on the project with Lowell Light & Power.

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