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WPRI: Former EDC chief proposes $400M renewable energy project in Providence

The former executive director of Rhode Island’s Economic Development Corporation wants to build a biomass to renewable energy plant along Providence’s waterfront on Allens Avenue, but he said the city needs to commit to freezing commercial tax rates to make the project happen.

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  • Interesting – so natures TDP in essence. TDP is Thermal Depolymerization. Can extract oil from just about anything including plastics, garbage, etc. Outputs are a clean oil that can be burned, and carbon which can be stored.

    I think it’d be cool to have it here in Providence.

  • Incineration by any name is still a bad polluter and a waste of resources. Anything that is burnable can be recycled or composted for greater benefit.

  • Yes, anything burnable can be recycled, reused and/or composted, but the question is: is there a market for it? If there isn’t a market for it, it ends up being warehoused or thrown away.

  • If there is no market it is a market failure so lets create one instead of wsting resources. Planet Earth is too small to be able to afford the waste

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