Waste Management Helps Open Nebraska's First LFGTE Facility

Elk City, Neb. -- Houston-based Waste Management Inc., the Omaha Public Power District (OPPD) and Nebraska Governor Mike Johanns on Friday celebrated the opening of Nebraska's first landfill gas-to-energy (LFGTE) facility at the Douglas County Recycling and Disposal facility in Elk City.

The Elk City facility began operation on April 1 and generates about 3.2 megawatts of electricity, enough to provide power for more than 2,000 homes, with an expected increase in the amount of landfill gas supply and power in the next several years.