Akron, Ohio Opens New Landfill Gas-to-Energy Plant

Date: November 21, 2012

Source: News Room

The City of Akron, Ohio has opened a landfill gas-to-energy plant at its closed Hardy Road Landfill that will produce enough electricity to power 700 to 800 area homes. The 210-acre landfill contains about 6 million tons of waste that produces about 330 cubic feet of methane per minute and is expected to do so for the next 15 years. The gas is dried, filtered and compressed and then piped 3,000 feet to the sewage plant that houses a 16-cylinder Waukesha 100 APG Enginator which generates .86 megawatts of electricity. Akron is also investing $32 million to expand an anaerobic digester at the city's nearby composting plant that will use sewage sludge to produce electricity. It is due to be completed next year.

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