Element Markets Developing Biomethane Plant at Apex Landfill in Ohio

Date: January 19, 2012

Source: Element Markets, LLC

Houston, TX-based biomethane developer Element Markets LLC is building a large biomethane project at the Apex Sanitary Landfill in Amsterdam, Ohio. The project, which is expected to be operational in 2013, will convert landfill gas into pipeline-quality biomethane and byproducts to be sold into the power and transportation market. It would be enough to power 19,000 homes. The giant 1,285-acre Apex landfill receives about 1.8 million tons of waste annually and is expected to produce 32 million MMBtu of biomethane throughout its operational life. Element Markets owns and operates landfill gas-to-energy projects nationwide.

January 19, 2012

Element Markets Announces Construction of a Landfill Gas to Pipeline Project at the APEX Sanitary Landfill in Amsterdam, Ohio

Element Markets, LLC, a Houston-based biomethane developer and leading supplier of environmental credits, is constructing a large biomethane project at the APEX Sanitary Landfill in Amsterdam, Ohio. The APEX landfill gas utilization project is expected to produce over 32,000,000 MMBtu of biomethane throughout its operational life, which is sufficient to power over 19,000 homes. Element Markets was selected to construct the project following a highly competitive process conducted by Environmental Logistics Services LLC, owner of the APEX Sanitary Landfill, in which some of the country's largest landfill gas developers participated. The project will utilize landfill gas to produce pipeline quality biomethane and associated environmental commodities to be sold into the power and transportation sectors.

"We chose Element Markets to develop this project based upon their excellent track record and experience in both development and environmental commodities," says Darren Rizzo, CEO of Environmental Logistics Services LLC. "They have an outstanding team, and we look forward to continuing the partnership we have developed with them. The energy project will create value for the local community in the form of jobs and tax revenues."

The APEX Sanitary Landfill covers 1,285 acres in Ohio's rural Jefferson and Harrison Counties. Currently, the landfill is receiving approximately 1,800,000 tons of waste annually, making it one of the fastest growing landfills in the United States.

Element Markets' in-house development and engineering staff, with decades of experience in landfill gas and gas processing-related projects, will be managing development of the project. The APEX landfill gas utilization project is expected to be operational in 2013.

Angela Schwarz, Chief Executive Officer and President of Element Markets, says, "The APEX project will be an industry-leading project, as the biomethane produced from this plant will be injected into a pipeline to be used as both a generation fuel and a transportation fuel. We look forward to a long and mutually beneficial relationship with both the teams at Environmental Logistics and the APEX Landfill as well as with the local community."

About Element Markets: Element Markets is a leading developer and operator of biomethane projects throughout the United States. The company owns and operates landfill gas-to-energy projects as well as the Huckabay Ridge Anaerobic Digestion Facility, which is the largest privately owned anaerobic digester in North America. The company is recognized for in-house expertise in the renewable natural gas, greenhouse gas, renewable energy and emissions credit markets, which it utilizes to provide structured environmental compliance and optimization services to prominent corporate and institutional clients. Element Markets also received top honors in the 2011 Energy Risk and Environmental Finance annual surveys for the company's efforts in the environmental markets. Element Markets is headquartered in Houston, Texas and the company's website is available at www.elementmarkets.com.

About Environmental Logistics: Environmental Logistics Services LLC ("ELS") is a leading provider of solid waste transportation and disposal services for customers throughout the Northeast and Midwest. The Company handles municipal solid waste and construction and demolition debris through five facilities located in New Jersey and Ohio. ELS operates a rail transloading facility in Kearny, New Jersey, a 1,285 acre landfill in Springfield Township, Ohio and a transfer station in Bridgeport, Ohio, two transfer stations in New Jersey - Bridgewater Resources, Inc in Bridgewater, New Jersey and ELS Transfer in North Arlington, NJ.

For more information, contact:
Randy Lack, Chief Marketing Officer
Element Markets, LLC

For more information, contact:
Darren Rizzo, Chief Executive Officer
Environmental Logistics Services

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