Landfill Gas To Partially Fuel Michigan Soybean Plant

Zeeland Township, Mich. — A trio of companies, including Waste Management of Michigan, broke ground last week on a six-mile pipeline that will move methane gas from a landfill to a soybean processing plant, according to The Grand Rapids Press. The gas will be used "to fuel boilers for steam used in soybean processing," the paper says. "Future plans for the gas include adding a generating station at the plant to provide electric power for the facility and possible resale to other power utilities." The landfill is owned by Waste Management.