Waste Management Building 22 MW Landfill Gas-to-Energy Plant in Michigan

Date: December 27, 2011

Source: News Room

Waste Management, Inc. (Houston, TX) is developing a second landfill gas-to-energy plant at its Pine Tree Acres in Macomb County Michigan. Once operational in January, the two plants will produce 22 megawatts of electricity; making them one of the largest such projects in the region. DTE Biomass Energy, a subsidiary of DTE, built and will operate the plant. DTE has 25 landfill gas-to-energy plants in the country, two of which are also in Michigan. Earlier this month, DTE began operating a new 3.2-megawatt landfill gas-to-energy plant at the Smith's Creek landfill owned by St. Clair County. Waste Management has 141 landfill gas projects, including nine in Michigan. The EPA lists 558 operating landfill gas-to-energy projects around the country which collectively produce 1,727 megawatts of power.

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