Seneca Meadows Celebrates Progress on Industrial Park

State Senator Michael Nozzolio, Assemblyman Brian Kolb as well as Seneca County and Local officials gathered today for the grand opening of the new gas plant at Seneca Meadows Landfill’s industrial park, named, The IESI-Seneca Meadows Renewable Resource Park. The 200 acre, landfill gas powered industrial park will produce sufficient waste heat and energy for a number of new businesses. The industrial park’s first tenant, H2Gro, is a greenhouse company out of Lewiston, New York that grows hydroponic vegetables for retail sale in grocery stores throughout the southeastern states. H2Gro will provide an estimated 100 new jobs for the community with their 20 acre greenhouse facility, scheduled for construction this spring.President and CEO of IESI-Seneca Meadows, Mickey Flood, spoke at the 11:00 am ceremony, saying, “Today, we take another big step towards fulfilling the promise of our renewable resource energy park. And as we work with our new director and dedicated members of the IDA, we will bring more businesses to our Park, generating more tax dollars and more jobs.”The IESI-Seneca Meadows Renewable Resource Park, which is located across from the Landfill site on the east side of State Route 414, houses 18 engine generators that burn landfill gas to produce 17 megawatts of electricity.Mr. Flood assured audience members of the company’s commitment to the success of the industrial park, as well as two other initiatives currently underway: an environmental community education center that the Landfill is constructing just north of it’s facility on Route 414, and a wetlands recreational and educational complex that will be created on the old Dove property across from the Landfill. When constructed, these three facilities will add to the eco-tourism potential for the area.

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