Biomass, New Projects, Renewables

Bluesphere receives emissions permit for waste-to-energy project in North Carolina

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina has issued an emissions permit for Bluesphere Corp.’s 5.2-MW waste-to-energy project in Charlotte.

Obtaining the emissions permit is a requirement to build and operate the facility.

“This marks another milestone in the development of our 5.2 MW clean energy project in Charlotte. The air permit usually tends to be one of the more difficult-to-get permits. We are now preparing to submit applications for the remaining permits, but the biggest piece of the permitting process is now behind us,” said Bluesphere Chief Executive Officer Shlomi Palas. “We are nearing ground-breaking on the site and will produce and deliver power on schedule.”

Bluesphere said an unnamed power holding company has already signed a long-term contract to purchase electricity produced. In addition, the company has secured more than $14 million in debt project financing.

Bluesphere Corp. is a clean energy company that develops, manages and owns waste-to-energy projects.

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