Martin Machinery, LLC
Martin Machinery, LLC was established in 1976 and, in their own words, "serves the biogas industry with innovative solutions utilizing combined heat and electric power gensets." 
Since 1982, Martin Machinery LLC has been actively involved in manufacturing and supporting bio-gas fueled generator systems. 
Exhibitor at 2011 BioCycle 11th Annual Conference on "Renewable Energy from Organics Recycling"
Martin Machinery, LLC was an exhibitor at the 2011 BioCycle 11th Annual Conference on "Renewable Energy from Organics Recycling." BioCycle Magazine is a publication serving the interests of the sewage sludge industry.
Toxic Sludge Gasification Controversy
EPA whistleblower Hugh Kaufman has called sludge gasification, or using toxic sewage sludge to generate methanol or energy, the "most environmentally sound approach, but also the most expensive," to sludge disposal. However, anaerobic digestion of sewage sludge, while it reduces the volume of the sludge and heats it to a temperature that kills many pathogens, still leaves behind what the industry calls "digestate" or, more specifically in this case, "biosolids." These "Class A Biosolids" (so-called because the Environmental Protection Agency has stricter limits on pathogens and "vector attraction" for Class A than for Class B Biosolids, i.e. they must not attract disease-carrying insects or rodents, etc.) still contain other sludge contaminants, including Dioxins and Furans, Flame Retardants, Metals, Organochlorine Pesticides, 1,2-Dibromo-3-Chloropropane (DBCP), Naphthalene, Triclosan, Nonylphenols, Phthalates, Nanosilver, and thousands more substances.
The EPA's 2009 Targeted National Sewage Sludge Survey (TNSSS) concluded that all sewage sludge, Class A, Class B or otherwise, contains toxic and hazardous materials, including large numbers of endocrine disruptors. The TNSSS results are described in two EPA reports published in 2009. EPA found that dozens of hazardous materials, not regulated and not required to be tested for, have been documented in each and every one of the sludge samples EPA took around the USA. And yet Class A "Biosolids" may be applied to cropland with no restrictions and sold or given away to gardeners as "organic fertilizers," and hundreds of municipalities and companies do so.
MARTIN MACHINE & TOOL, INC.
435 W. Woodland Circle
Bowling Green, OH 43402
Phone: (419) 373-1711
Fax: (419) 373-1715
Other SourceWatch Resources
- Renewable Energy Marketplace, [hottp://www.tcmnet.com Tcmnet] October 6, 2011
- Bio-gas fueled generator system, CountryFolks, March 1, 2010
- BioCycle, Exhibitor Directory, publisher's website, accessed November 3, 2011
- Environmental Protection Agency, TNSSS: EPA-822-R-08-016 and EPA-822-R-08-018, January 2009
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