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Aries Linden Biosolids Gasification Facility Reaches Financial Close

FRANKLIN, TN and LINDEN, NJ – (October 30, 2019) – Aries Clean Energy has successfully completed the $65 million financial close for the Aries Linden Biosolids Gasification Facility in New Jersey, and construction has commenced. The financing included $50 million of “Green” tax-exempt bonds issued through the Union County Improvement Authority. This facility will divert 130,000 tons of biosolids from local landfills annually, and it will provide the lowest cost option for biosolids disposal in the NY/NJ Metropolitan area.

“The Linden facility will be the most advanced biosolids processing facility in the world utilizing our patented fluidized bed technology. By using our environmentally friendly, renewable system, we will convert biosolids into completely renewable, beneficial products. We are looking forward to investing in the local community and serving the region with sustainable biosolids solutions that will contribute to a cleaner, greener, healthier planet. – Greg Bafalis, CEO of Aries Clean Energy

For more information, please see the press release.

Aries Clean Energy’s New Jersey Biosolids Gasification Facility To Set New Standards In Wastewater Industry

LINDEN, NJ and FRANKLIN, TN – (October 17, 2019) – Aries Clean Energy was joined by local officials and dignitaries to break ground on New Jersey’s first biosolids-only gasification facility on Tuesday. The Aries Linden Biosolids Gasification Facility will bring environmental and sustainable benefits to the area by processing 430 tons of biosolids daily into clean renewable energy.

“This Aries system eliminates the need for environmentally harmful landfilling or incineration of biosolids, while producing beneficial renewable energy and biochar.  We believe this truly is a beneficial and disruptive technology that will revolutionize the wastewater treatment industry and establish itself as the best available control technology for biosolids disposal and serve as a model for others” – Greg Bafalis, CEO Aries Clean Energy

For more information, please see the press release.

Cranford Avenue Resurfacing

Please be advised that concrete work (handicap ramps, curbs and sidewalks damaged by city tree) will commence on Monday, July 29th, 2019 for the above referenced project.

We estimate 2-3 weeks (weather permitting) for this work followed by milling and paving.

Flyers have been distributed to the residents.

The LPD Traffic Bureau will be posting Emergency No Parking Signs.

The roadway will be open to traffic at this time while work is performed on one side at a time.

An Inspector from the Engineering Department will be onsite a majority of the time.

The main contractor is DLS Contracting and his concrete sub is FDM.

Please advise the Engineering Department of any concerns.

All DPW garbage, recycling and trash pickups will remain the same.

Aries Clean Energy Completes Environmental Permitting for World’s First Large-Scale Biosolids Gasification Facility

LINDEN, NJ and FRANKLIN, TN – (July 15, 2019) –Aries Clean Energy has received all approvals required to construct New Jersey’s first biosolids-only gasification facility. The plant will bring environmental and sustainable benefits to the area by processing 400 tons of biosolids daily into clean renewable energy.

“Aries patented gasification system eliminates the need for environmentally harmful landfilling or incineration of biosolids, while producing beneficial renewable energy and biochar.  We believe this truly is a beneficial and disruptive technology that will revolutionize the wastewater treatment industry and establish itself as the best available control technology for biosolids disposal” – Gregory Bafalis, CEO Aries Clean Energy

For more information, please see the press release.

Arbor Day Celebrations

Arbor Day 2022

School Five celebrated Arbor Day on June 10, 2022. A Linden tree as well as a Dogwood tree were planted in front of the school on Bower Street, and a Tree City USA flag was raised. The children read a poem called “The Gift of the Tree”, and sang “The Trees are Growing Tall”. Click here to see the 2022 Arbor Day Gallery.

Arbor Day 2021

School Two celebrated Arbor Day on April 30, 2021 with a ceremony which also honored long time crossing guards Mike and Maggie Smith. One Linden tree was planted on West 18th Street in the spring of 2020, but the ceremony was postponed due to the global pandemic. Click here to see the 2021 Arbor Day Gallery.

Arbor Day 2019

The City of Linden and Linden Shade Tree Commission would like to thank everyone who attended and participated in our annual “Arbor Day” celebration held on May 1, 2019 at School #8 in Linden. Arbor Day (or Arbour; from the Latin arbor, meaning tree) is a holiday in which individuals and groups are encouraged to plant trees.

In addition to Arbor Day it is also International Landscape Architecture Month, and the Anniversary of the birth of the Father of Landscape Architecture, Fredrick Law Olmsted. Olmsted designed such famous parks as Central Park and Prospect Park in NYC and the Essex County Park System (1st ever in the United States). His successor firm designed the Union County Park System, including Wheeler Park in Linden! Click here to view the Arbor Day 2019 Celebration Photo Gallery.

Arbor Day 2018

On April 27, 2018 five Linden trees were planted at School No. 1. Mrs. Padovano’s second grade class mulched and watered the new trees, shared information about trees and Arbor Day, and sang “Trees Trees Trees.” Click here to view the Arbor Day 2018 Celebration Photo Gallery.

Linden continues to revitalize with commercial, residential redevelopment

LINDEN — Like most cities pursuing redevelopment, Linden aims to bring more people, particularly millennials, to its downtown.

But the industrial city, whose Tremley Point is one of the most polluted parts of New Jersey, according to Rutgers University environmentalists, also aims to reduce its carbon footprint with two upcoming redevelopment projects.

Mayor Derek Armstead said the New Hampshire-based RNG Energy Solutions renewable natural gas company recently signed a 30-year lease to redevelop the former Clayton Block building materials site on Tremley Point. In addition, Austin-based, environmentally friendly developer FirstEnergy Power will build a plant for Nashville-based Aries Clean Energy, which turns sludge into charcoal, Armstead said. That plant will be built at the sewerage authority building the city shares with Roselle, the mayor said. Both projects are in the initial planning stages and are about a year from construction start, principals said.

“We have a number of developments going on in Linden right now,” Armstead said. “And we’re reducing the carbon footprint. It’s a good time to be mayor in Linden. We have a lot going on.”

Aries’ charcoal can be used for several different products, Armstead said. And RNG takes food waste and makes into natural gas, he added.

“They bring in food waste from other locations and treat it like a slurry,” he said. “They run it through the process, and it creates a natural gas product. On the back end, it produces a peat moss … and they sell that to Home Depot and people who need it for agricultural uses. It’s a composting mechanism, a high-speed compost.

“We pay to have our sludge removed,” the mayor added, “so we can reduce the cost of that by using Aries.”

RNG has a good track record building plants in Long Island, Colorado and France, said Alex Lospinoso, director of the Linden Economic Development Corp. The company’s food waste will be delivered by barge on the Arthur Kill, rather than via truck, thereby reducing the city’s carbon footprint even more, Lospinoso said.

Interest in Tremley Point has been increasing from the renewable energy and logistics industries, he said. More than 4.2 million-square-foot warehouse soon will be built there by Advance Realty and Greek Development, he said.

To read the full article on MyCentralJersey.com, click here.