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No Garbage: Waste-to-Energy Project Seeks to Transform St. John's Environmental Landscape

  • Janeka Simon
  • June 12, 2024

On Tuesday, during the Public Services Commission’s monthly meeting, a proposal from Advanced Sustainable Technologies Limited to construct a waste-to-energy plant on St. John was once again before commissioners. AST Cleantech, as the company calls itself, has been proposing the build as a pilot project for some time now. In re-introducing the matter to the PSC, AST attorney Boyd Sprehn noted that the plan is to “produce a little under one megawatt of electricity as a baseload unit while taking care of virtually all of the waste generated on St. John.” Before construction of the plant can move forward, however, agreements must be secured from both the V.I. Waste Management Authority and the V.I. Water and Power Authority. AST Group CEO Dan Levin said that final design plans for the waste-to-energy plant were almost completed, and that the company had secured the financial backing of a U.S. bank for the full capital expenditure needed for the project. Engineering partners had already ...