The Lowell biodigester is back in the news after being shut down in 2016.

The company that owns it put it up for auction after giving up on the possibility of reopening the facility. That online auction happens Tuesday, March 13, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Biddergy.com.

The $6.5 million facility was built in 2015 to convert animal waste from a local farm and oil and grease from local businesses into energy.

Previous odor issues are believed to be blamed on design flaws and operator issues.

Leaders from Biddergy say the equipment is all in good working order.

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