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Proud to Serve the City of Youngstown, Ohio

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We are committed to providing the highest quality of steam and chilled-water to the downtown area of Youngstown.  It is this standard of excellence that will propel us into the future. 

Innovation is the vehicle to ensure our community can withstand the increasing demands placed on our businesses.  Through innovation we will become the first continuous renewable district utility that provides heating, cooling and low-cost supply of electricity.  

Get in touch today to learn more about what we are doing now and our plans for the future.

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SOBE Thermal Energy Systems, LLC, a proud public utility regulated by the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, reiterates its commitment to providing environmentally responsible and cost-effective energy solutions to Youngstown.

Our innovative technology, which transforms tire-derived chips (TDC) into synthetic gas, is at the heart of this mission. This process not only helps in addressing the global challenge of tire disposal but also significantly reduces our reliance on natural gas. This means stable and lower energy costs for our local businesses, regardless of seasonal temperature fluctuations.

We acknowledge the City Council's decision on December 20th to introduce a 12-month moratorium to further study our proposed technology. SOBE respects this cautious approach and is committed to working closely with city officials and community members. Our goal is to foster understanding of the technology’s safety and its environmental benefits.

We assure you that our operations will continue uninterrupted during this period. The moratorium does not affect our current method of converting natural gas to steam, ensuring that our steam services remain consistent and reliable.

SOBE's facility in Youngstown is dedicated to energy conversion and is not classified as an industrial facility. We are a part of the community, focused on enhancing the quality of life and economic stability in Youngstown through sustainable energy practices.

We invite open dialogue and are here to address any concerns or questions from our fellow citizens and businesses. Together, we can pave the way for a greener, more prosperous Youngstown.

David M. Ferro, CEO

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