Delaware Company to Open $20 Million Composting Operation

Date: November 29, 2009

Source: News Room

Peninsula Compost Co. (Wilmington, DE) is opening a $20 million high-volume food and mulch composting operation near the Port of Wilmington. Initially, they expect to take about 150 tons of food waste and organics per day but that would soon expand to about 500 tons per day or 160,000 tons per year. Blended woody and food wastes will decompose in long, narrow rows under a high-tech "Gore Cover" system that allows moisture and carbon dioxide to escape as waste breaks down into compost, while trapping odor-producing gases for removal and filtration.

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