WM Developing LFGTE Project in Ottawa

Date: May 11, 2010

Source: News Room

Waste Management said it received local approval to move forward on a landfill gas-to-energy (LFGTE) project in Ottawa, Ontario that will generate 6.4 megawatts of electricity. The press release did not say when operations at its Carp Road landfill would begin. The LFGTE project demonstrates "what can be accomplished when governments and individuals work together on a shared vision for a better future," said Ontario Minister of Energy and Infrastructure Brad Duguid.

Waste Management has 115 landfill-gas-to-energy facilities, including one in Quebec and another in development at its Petrolia landfill in southwestern Ontario. The facilities collectively provide the equivalent of nearly 500 megawatts of electricity, that powers more than 400,000 homes that is equivalent to saving nearly seven million barrels of oil per year.

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