S4 to Build Waste-to-Fuel Plant

S4 Energy Solutions, a joint venture by Houston, TX-based Waste Management (NYSE: WM) and Bend, OR-based InEnTec, said today it plans to build a waste-to-fuel facility at a landfill in Arlington, OR. The plan is for the plasma gasification plant to convert municipal solid waste into clean fuels and renewable energy. Construction is slated to begin early this summer, creating up to 28 jobs; the facility, once operational (around the end of 2010) will employ up to 16 permanent workers. S4 Energy Solutions was formed in May 2009 and is led by CEO Jeff Surma.

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