Sun Pacific to build waste-to-energy plant in Rhode Island

Company will target medical waste from the New England area.

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January 29, 2018

Manalapan, New Jersey-based Sun Pacific Holding Corp (SNPW) has announced plans to expand its operations in the alternative energy business with a waste-to-energy project it intends to undertake in Johnston, Rhode Island. The facility will target medical waste as feedstock at the location.

Nick Campanella, CEO of Sun Pacific, says the company has all the equipment stored and is working with various agencies to get its permits in place. Assuming all the permits are completed, the company is seeking to have the facility open and operational by May or June of 2018.

When fully operational the company will be able to process around 50 tons per year of medical waste, primarily from the New England area. The company will be receiving material from waste haulers, as well as from generators of the material, it indicates.

In a news release, the company says the plant will generate around 5 megawatts of electricity from the waste feedstock. Following its process, Campanella says only about two percent of the “fluff” will be landfilled. This material, he says, can be landfilled in municipal landfills.

The company also indicates that, when operational, the facility it will be the only plant in New England capable of treating “all forms of medical and pharmaceutical” waste.

The Rhode Island project, called Renewable Energy Solutions of Rhode Island, is a joint venture with California based Renewable Energy Solutions (RES), which indicates it has developed similar operations in four other regions of the country.