Akron Landfill Gas-to-Energy to Power Sewage Treatment Plant

Date: October 31, 2011

Source: News Room

Under a deal with a private developer, the City of Akron, Ohio will get 30% of the power it needs to operate its sewage treatment plant from a landfill gas-to-energy project. A local company Hull & Associates is developing the project after having purchased the rights to the gas from the nearby Hardy Road Landfill that closed in 2002. The city will purchase electricity produced by the 850-kilowatt project under a long-term contract and own the rights to any excess landfill gas. The city is also investing $32 million to expand the anaerobic digester at its composting facility, which could ultimately provide another 60 percent of the power needed by the treatment plant.

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