Republic to Recover Gas at Tennessee Landfill

Republic Services Inc. has agreed with Clean Energy Fuels Corp. to recover gas from its landfill in Millington, Tenn.

The gas from Phoenix-based Republic’s North Shelby Landfill will be used for multiple purposes, including as fuel for the waste and recycling company’s growing natural gas-powered fleet, the Seal Beach, Calif.-based Clean Energy said in a news release.

The companies expect production to begin by late 2013. They anticipate the plant to produce about 4 million diesel gallon equivalents of renewable natural gas during its first year of operation. It should steadily increase to more than 5.7 million diesel gallon equivalents annually during the first 10 years of operation.

Clean Energy’s subsidiary, Clean Energy Renewable Fuels, will build the high-BTU plant to process landfill gas. The gas may be compressed and distributed for a variety of different uses, including vehicle fuel and as renewable power or for other industrial use customers.  

The deal is the second of its kind between Republic and Clean Energy. The first was at Republic’s Sauk Trails Landfill in Canton, Mich. That landfill gas-to-energy (LFGTE) project is expected to come online in September 2012.


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