NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) -- A tank farm is going up along the New Haven Harbor as part of a project to build the largest biodiesel plant in New England.
"We are ahead of the curve in New England," said Senator Ed Meyer, (D) Branford.
The Greenleaf Biofuels building is the largest conversion plant in New England. It's able to take used cooking oil, vegetable oil, animal fats and transform them into 10 million gallons of biodiesel fuel a year.
It's a less expensive option for tractor trailers that deliver food and other products to markets, and it could mean lower prices for residents.
"Just about everything your viewers are buying from a store has come across the tailgate of a diesel vehicle, so diesel trucks are delivering most of the consumer good we buy locally, so it is important to consider," said Gus Kellogg, the company's owner.
The building has a state of the art safety system that causes the air to be re-circulated. There is also a sprinkler system and a sprinkler foam system that will go right out to the tank farm.
The project is being completed in part thanks to state funds.
It's expected to create 20 jobs for those with a chemistry background.
"It's the kind of green energy efficient, environmentally sound, economic development initiative that we want to see more of in the city of New Haven and throughout the state of Connecticut," said Senator Martin Looney, (D) New Haven.
The goal is to have the plant up, running, and converting fuel by the fall.
Learn more at http://www.greenleafbiofuels.com/
Town leaders in Newtown are pleading with the nation's news media to 'please leave us alone' as the one year anniversary of the tragedy at Sandy Hook approaches.
One person was killed after a two-vehicle crash involving a school bus, that happened in Stonington this morning.
A youngster critically wounded in a shooting, volunteer advocates and elected officials are kicking off an "acts of kindness" week in Connecticut to honor the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre.
Freezing drizzle and below freezing temperatures made for a slow and dangerous Monday morning commute for many around the state.
A silver alert has been issued for an endangered runaway from Farmington.
Relatives say three women shot to death in Connecticut in a suspected murder-suicide were a 28-year-old mother of a toddler and her two cousins.
A Bristol man was arrested after allegedly shooting another man in the face in New Britain last Wednesday.
A school and the town of Pomfret are helping congregants of a church heavily damaged by fire.
A former colleague of a Yale University professor who died in police custody is organizing a protest, calling it a "political death."
The president of Poland is urging Connecticut officials to not impose the death penalty on a former Trumbull man convicted of murder in the deaths of a Bridgeport woman, her 9-year-old daughter and a Milford man.