Virginia County Opens Gas-to-Energy Facility

The Rappahannock Regional Solid Waste Management Board (R-Board), Stafford County, Va., has opened a landfill gas-to-energy facility at its landfill. The facility will produce enough electricity to power 13,000 homes each year.

The power produced at the facility, roughly 2.14 megawatts, will be sold to a local utility company before it is used throughout local communities.

"The landfill gas-to-energy project successfully utilizes a resource that would have otherwise been wasted, and in the process, produces benefits for the landfill, the environment, and the local community," said Matt Kelly, a member of the nearby Fredericksburg city council, in a press release.