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Developers to Build Energy Plant at Grove City Dump
GROVE CITY (Jen French/Ken Hines) -- State officials hope a planned energy plant will make good use of most, or all, of Ohio's trash within a decade.
Called the Gemini Synergy Center, the first-of-its-kind facility will be built on the current landfill site near London-Groveport Road in Grove City, which is the largest dump in Ohio, and the 9th largest in the U.S.
Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio (SWACO) representatives hope the 363 acre Gemini project will extend the lifespan of the landfill, which is expected to fill in approximately 25 years if operations remain unchanged.
SWACO officials believe the plant will make use of 25 percent of central Ohio's waste upon its opening, turning the trash into energy and materials.
Within a decade of the Gemini Synergy Center's use, SWACO officials hope to make use of all the area's waste.
Recyclables will be separated from trash at the plant, according to Gemini company spokespeople, and plastics will be melted to oil.
Construction of the plant is expected to be completed by 2016.