Waste-To-Energy Plant Breaks Ground in North Charlotte

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CHARLOTTE, NC — City and business leaders broke ground on a new waste-to-energy facility in North Charlotte.

Bluesphere is building a plant on Johnson Road off North Graham Street.  The company will convert food and vegetable waste into electricity that it will sell to Duke Energy.  It will also produce fertilizer and compost.

“So we’re saving room on the landfill, we kill this problem and also we’re generating electricity from a very bad thing,” said Shlomi Palas of Bluesphere.

The plant will run 24 hours a day.  It will be fully automated, so there will only be about five employees.