CleanBay Delmarva

Heron standing in water.

Sussex will recycle more than 150 thousand tons of chicken litter annually. 

The site will produce 3-5 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 and stabilize other nutrients for reuse by local farmers as a slow-release fertilizer. The project is supported by the Delaware Department of Agriculture, Delmarva Poultry Industry, the Delaware Center for the Inland Bays and the Delaware Electric Cooperative.


East/West Route 113, Georgetown, DE 19947


By Q1 2020


15+ new full-time jobs

Capital Cost

$147 million

Key Facts


Recycling of more than 150 thousand tons of chicken litter annually 

Production of renewable natural gas for the region 

Production of slow-release fertilizer for the region

Electricity generation for Delaware Electric Cooperative