Landfill Gas to Energy

  1. Anaerobic bacteria digests the organic waste that is placed in the landfill and produces methane gas as a by-product.
  2. The methane gas is recovered by a piping system that transports it to the gas to energy facility.
  3. The gas is dewatered, filtered and pressurized, then used to run the 20 cylinder CAT engine.
  4. The 1.4 megawatt system generates enough electricity to power nearly 1,200 homes annually.

To learn more about how our landfill gas to energy works, watch:
Madison County Landfill Gas to Energy Project
Electric Power from Landfill Gas