Air Liquide will design, construct and operate its first landfill gas (LFG) to renewable natural gas (RNG) purification plant in the U.S. at the Northeast Mississippi Landfill (NEML), in Walnut, Miss.
A program with a local college gives students experience working on a landfill-gas-to-energy facility in Roseville, Calif.
The electricity will go directly from the site to American Municipal Power (AMP) in Ohio.
The expansion doubles the processing capacity of the facility to 6,000 scfm, the equivalent of 50,000 gallons of vehicle fuel per day.
The city had been set to apply for a $62 million state loan to build the facility.
The landfill already captures methane and burns it off. Now it will convert that gas to energy instead.
MagneGas will receive $2.65 million for its proprietary gasification and sterilization systems and will supply MagnesGas2 fuel and cylinders.