Delaware

Sussex County Planning and Zoning approve site plan for CleanBay Renewables

SUSSEX COUNTY, Del. - The Sussex County Planning and Zoning Commission has approved a site plan for CleanBay Renewables.

According to a spokesman for the company, the Sussex County Planning and Zoning Commission voted 5-0 to approve a site plan for CleanBay Renewables.

The company is looking at land along Route 113 between Georgetown and Millsboro. The location is where they want to construct their next renewable energy facility. The project would cost $50 million to finish and it would turn chicken manure into reusable energy through the process of anaerobic digestion.

The process breaks down the smell from manure and it removes phosphorus. CleanBay renewables says that they have entered into a new power purchase agreement with Delaware Electric Co-op where they would be taking the energy for local customers.

If the project is approved, it could reportedly bring up to 20 jobs to the area. Company officials say that are constructing another plant in Westover, Maryland. Construction is set to be finished by 2019.

Officials say that the next step is for the plan to be approved by the Sussex County Council. It will be presented on February 27.


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