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Republic Services’ Landfill Gas-to-Energy Projects Online

Republic Services’ latest landfill gas-to-energy project will generate 24.1 megawatts of electricity when at capacity at three Georgia landfills. The waste management company partnered with Mas Energy on the renewable energy project, which involves capturing methane — a potent greenhouse gas — from the landfills and routing the gas to … Read more »

landfill gas recovery Environmental Leader

Alternatives for Monetizing Landfill Gas

The viability of landfill gas-to-energy (LFGTE) projects has traditionally been predicated on a reasonably high price for electricity and a cost advantage of landfill gas (LFG) over natural gas. However, the traditional business model for LFGTE projects is eroding, Forester Daily News reports. Increases in fracking and horizontal drilling have increased … Read more »

Republic Services Adds 74th Landfill-Gas-to-Energy Project

Republic Services latest landfill-gas-to-energy project will bring the company’s total to 74 such projects, reports Waste Management World. The new site will be located at the Upstate Regional Landfill in Union County, South Carolina. Company subsidiary, Republic Services of South Carolina, partnered with Lockhart Bioenergy to develop the Upstate Regional … Read more »

Packington Landfill, Leader in High-Tech Waste Management, Closes

The UK’s Packington Landfill, once Europe’s busiest, closed on Tuesday, Waste Management World reports. The 50-year-old landfill in Birmingham, managed by SITA UK, a part of Suez Environment, took in about 35 million metric tons of waste before closing. Geraint Rees, general manager (landfill) for SITA UK, told the publication that … Read more »

Maine 4.8 MW Landfill Gas-to-Energy Project in the Works

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. … Read more »

Montauk Energy Groundbreaking

$60M Landfill-Gas-to-Energy Plant Under Construction

Construction is 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. Dave Herrman, Montauk Energy’s … Read more »