Waste Management Inc. has completed a new landfill gas-to-energy plant in Lenox, Mich.
The Houston-based solid waste company said in a news release it completed the construction of the plant at the Pine Tree Acres Renewable Energy Facility, which can generate 12.8 megawatts of energy, enough power for about 12,000 homes.
The new facility is in addition to an existing landfill gas-to-energy facility at Pine Tree Acres that generates 8.8 megawatts of electricity, which can provide power for about 7,500 homes. Together the operations will produce 21.6 megawatts of energy, providing power for 19,500 homes.
At the facility up to 4,800 cubic feet per minute of landfill gas is channeled into eight 20-cylinder Caterpillar engines to produce electricity. Located on 14.5 acres, Pine Tree Acres delivers electricity to Consumers Energy utilizing International Transmission Co.’s transmission system. Five jobs were created with the new facility.