Allan Gerlat, News Editor

September 18, 2013

1 Min Read
Ameresco Opens Landfill Gas-to-Energy Unit in California

Ameresco Inc. has opened a landfill gas-to-energy (LFGTE) operation in Gonzales, Calif.

The Framingham, Mass.-based Ameresco said in a news release it completed the 1.4-megawatt project at the Johnson Canyon Landfill, which is owned by the Salinas Valley Solid Waste Authority (SVSWA).

Ameresco designed, permitted, constructed and now operates the Gonzales LFGTE facility. The company has an agreement with the SVSWA to buy the landfill gas for the plant, and a 20-year accord with the city of Palo Alto for the renewable energy.  A portion of the revenue from the sale of thee power will go back to the SVSWA.

The project will provide energy to power nearly 1,000 homes.


About the Author(s)

Allan Gerlat

News Editor, Waste360

Allan Gerlat joined the Waste360 staff in September 2011 as news editor. He was the editor of Waste & Recycling News for the first 16 years of its history, and under his guidance the publication won 27 national and regional awards.

Before Waste & Recycling News, Allan worked at another Crain Communications publication, Rubber & Plastics News, which covers rubber product manufacturing. He began with the publication as associate editor and eventually became managing editor, a position he held for nine years.

Allan is a graduate of Ohio University, where he earned a BS in journalism. He is based in Sagamore Hills, in northeast Ohio.

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