Nashoba Publishing Online, Posted: 07/31/2015 07:32:39 AM EDT
By: M.E. Jones, Correspondent
SHIRLEY — Paul Sellew, a 58-year old “innovator and leader in the organics management industry,” according to Wikipedia, is also a successful entrepreneur whose resumé includes a handful of eco-friendly businesses.
Raised on a farm, where his interest in organic waste conversion was reportedly inspired, Sellew’s debut business was Harvest Power Inc., an organics management firm he launched three years after graduating from Cornell University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences in 1983.
The biopic also notes that Sellew serves on the Board of Directors for the U.S. Composting Council and helped develop technology for anaerobic digesters such as the one at MCI Shirley. Basically a super-sized composter, it converts methane gas from organic waste (produced on site or trucked in) to other usable materials, such as fertilizer, generating power in the process.