Westover

Westover will be the first in a series of CleanBay anaerobic digestion and nutrient recovery facilities.

Construction of the plant has begun. The facility will recycle more than 90 thousand tons of chicken litter annually. It will produce and transport renewable natural gas, crystallize and transfer phosphorous for farmers in the Midwest, and provide the remaining digestate as soil amendment to area farmers.

In addition, the facility will also generate 2 MW of electricity that will be used to power the facility.

Key Facts:

    • Operations:
      • Recycling of more than 90 thousand tons of chicken litter annually
      • Production and transport of renewable natural gas for the region
      • Crystallization and transport phosphorus for farmers in the Midwest
      • Production of soil amendment to better meet the needs of farmers on the Delmarva Peninsula
      • 2 MW of electricity generation to power the facility
    • Location:  9434 Old Princess Anne Road in Westover, Maryland 21871
    • Construction: Began in 2018
    • In-service Date: By 2020
    • Employment: More than 15 new full-time jobs
    • Capital Cost: $60 million

Sussex I

Sussex I will recycle more than 90 thousand tons of chicken litter annually.

The site will produce 5 megawatts of electricity that will contribute to Delaware Electric Cooperative’s existing power grid, enough to power approximately 3,500 homes. The facility will also remove phosphorous from the chicken litter, making a small crystallized fertilizer that will be sold to farmers in the Midwest where the nutrient is needed to support agriculture. The remaining digestate will be available to area farmers to use as a soil amendment for their fields. The project has received endorsements from the Delaware Department of Agriculture, Delmarva Poultry Industry, the Delaware Center for the Inland Bays and the Delaware Electric Cooperative.

Key Facts:

    • Operations:
      • Recycling of more than 90 thousand tons of chicken litter annually
      • Production and transport of renewable natural gas for the region
      • Crystallization and transport phosphorus for farmers in the Midwest
      • Soil amendment to better meet the needs of farmers on the Delmarva Peninsula
    • Location: East/West Route 113, Georgetown, DE 19947
    • Construction: To begin in 2019
    • In-service Date: TBD
    • Employment: More than 15 new full-time jobs
    • Capital Cost: $60 million

The company continues to evaluate other locations in Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia for additional plant sites.