Georgia Landfill to Produce 1.4 Billion Cubic Feet of Gas per Year

Date: September 20, 2007

Source: News Room

A new public-private partnership has developed a $25 million landfill project in Georgia that is expected to yield as much as 1.4 billion cubic feet of gas per year when it becomes operational in February, 2008. Jacoby Energy Development Inc. says that it has an agreement with Waste Management, DeKalb County and Atlanta Gas Light Co. to recover and clean methane from the Live Oak landfill, which closed in 2004. Located on the south side of Atlanta, the 130-acre landfill accepted 1.2 million tons of wastes per year during its 19-year life. Jacoby plans to sell the gas to marketing companies while paying down a tax-free loan provided by the county's development authority. This is only the ninth such project in the country to pump methane through a commercial pipeline. Other landfill gas projects typically burn the fuel at the landfill to create electricity or pipe it to dedicated sites for use.

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