Waste and recycling company Casella Waste Systems and renewable energy provider Aria Energy will develop, construct, own and operate a 4.8 MW landfill gas-to-energy project in Maine.
The facility, located at the Juniper Ridge Landfill in Old Town will utilize methane gas generated through organic decomposition in the state-owned landfill.
Construction is expected to commence in early 2016 and the facility is expected to be operational in 2017.
This project involves extracting gas from within the landfill and delivering the gas to a generation facility where it is converted into energy and will supply the New England electric grid.
Construction is also underway at a $60 million landfill-gas-to-electricity plant in southern California. The facility, being built on the 725-acre Frank R. Bowerman landfill east of Irvine, will be financed by Caterpillar Financial Services and built and operated by Bowerman Power, a subsidiary of Pennsylvania-based Montauk Energy.