$2 Million Grant For Bridgeport

February 11, 2016

Representative Steve Stafstrom is pleased that Bridgeport has been awarded a $2 million grant to remediate a 2.2 acre site in the city’s Eco-Technology park to enable the construction of a permitted anaerobic digester facility.

The $2 million grant for Bridgeport announced by Governor Dannell P. Malloy comes under the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development’s (DECD) Brownfield Remediation Program. The anaerobic digester facility will accept wastewater bio-solids from both of Bridgeport’s wastewater treatment facilities and convert these materials to generate renewable energy. The facility is expected to begin full operations in early 2017.

“I want to thank Governor Malloy for including Bridgeport as one of 16 municipalities being awarded these critically important remediation grants,” Rep. Stafstrom said. “The Bridgeport grant represents a welcomed investment in a project that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions, while significantly reducing the volume of organic materials being hauled to incinerators or landfills, saving Bridgeport tax payer funds.”