BIDDEFORD (AP) – The owner of the Maine Energy Recovery Co. incinerator in Biddeford is looking into developing a plant to produce motor fuel from municipal trash.

The plant would produce distillate diesel fuel to power cars and other vehicles.

Casella Waste Systems says the process involves bundling technologies that are already in existence. Casella regional Vice President Brian Oliver says the company will go forward with a test of the process early next year in New York state.

Casella has discussed the idea with officials in Maine, New York and Massachusetts.

Maine officials say the discussions are at a very early stage and that they have a number of unanswered questions.

Information from: Journal Tribune,

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