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Vt. company that sought waste energy closes

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BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (AP) - A Vermont company that tried to develop a sustainable food, energy and algae system has filed for bankruptcy.

Carbon Harvest of Brattleboro filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection last week.

Carbon Harvest opened in 2009. The plan was to use methane gas from the Brattleboro landfill to generate heat that would warm greenhouses and raise produce. Carbon dioxide would be used to help grow algae.

Windham Solid Waste Management District Executive Director Bob Spencer says the bankruptcy is disappointing.

The Brattleboro Reformer reports Carbon Harvest was able to capture the methane gas and produce energy, but the food, fish and algae systems were never commercially viable.

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