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WM's Mahoning Landfill Starts 4.8 MW Landfill Gas-to-Energy

Date: February 25, 2013

Source: News Room

Waste Management's Mahoning Landfill, just south of Youngstown, Ohio, is now operating a 4.8 megawatt landfill gas-to-energy project. Five 20-cilinder Caterpillar engines burn the gas to produce enough electricity to power 3,500 homes. The electricity is being sold to the city of Oberlin. Through its waste-based energy efforts, WM now creates enough energy nationally to power 1.1 million homes, and hopes to reach the 2 million mark by 2020.

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