Date: August 16, 2011
Source: News Room
Waste Management, Inc. (Houston, TX) has opened a new landfill gas-to-energy plant at its South Suburban Landfill in Glenford, Ohio. The 6.4 megawatt plant, housed in a 9,400-square-foot facility will supply power to about 4,000 homes and business served by South Central Power co-op and American Electric Power which will buy its power. It will draw gas from 70 collection wells distributed over the 1,600 tons-of-waste-per-day landfill. The Suburban Landfill plant is the company's first gas-to-electric facility in Ohio and fifth renewable energy plant in the state. Waste Management owns or operates more than 130 landfill gas-to-energy facilities in North America and plans on having more than 160 in operation by 2012. The company has a longer term goal of providing renewable energy to 2 million homes by 2020.