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August 7, 2023
An Australian-based sustainable energy company has begun converting gas from a landfill into natural gas.
A landfill in Lowellville has started repurposing its gas emissions into natural gas that can be used for heating homes or firing electrical generating plants. EDL, plus its partners Republic Services, NW Natural Renewables, and Pennant Midwest, have completed upgrades to a gas-to-energy power plant, upgrading it to a renewable natural gas facility.
The Limestone Renewable Natural Gas Facility is set up to process and condition naturally produced has from materials decomposing in the Carbon Limestone Landfill. The company expects the facility to produce 1.7 million British thermal units of pipeline-quality natural gas in 2024.
“The Limestone facility is one of the largest plants of its kind in North America. It captures landfill gas that would otherwise be wasted and converts it into renewable natural gas that is a clean fuel source for powering vehicles, heating homes through the natural gas system, or electricity generation,” said Richard DiGia, EDL CEO, North America.
“This project allows us to convert that gas into a lower-carbon fuel source that reduces greenhouse gas emissions,” said Republic Services Area President Chris Nie.
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