ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The Maryland Board of Public Works has approved a lease agreement for a facility at the Eastern Correctional Institution that will turn chicken manure into energy.
The board approved the agreement with ECOCORP Inc. on Wednesday.READ MORE: Maryland Board Of Education Sets Benchmarks To Lift Schools Mask Mandates
The lease agreement was needed to build what’s known as an anaerobic digester facility, which will supply a portion of power needs at the prison in Somerset County.READ MORE: MGM National Harbor To Launch Sports Betting Thursday
The digester will use heat to deodorize and sterilize manure, while using the methane gas it produces to generate electricity.
Officials hope to have the facility operational in June 2013.MORE NEWS: Anne Arundel County Schools, Health Department Announce Four Additional Vaccine Clinics For Children
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