WICOMICO CO., Md. - A technology only seen in pilot programs in the U.S. could make its way to Wicomico County.
It's called "gasification," and the technology converts garbage into energy-producing gas. The county recently paid a waste management consultant to look into how viable the process would be.
According to a GBB Solid Waste Management Consultants report, as of September 2013, there are 21 total pilot and demonstration facilities in the United States using gasification technologies, but zero full-scale facilities like the one proposed in Wicomico County.
County council tells WMDT, if accepted, the machine would be put near the Newland Park landfill. The project is estimated to cost the county $75 million.