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New Jersey Authority Starts Landfill Gas-to-Energy Unit

Allan Gerlat

December 19, 2013

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New Jersey Authority Starts Landfill Gas-to-Energy Unit

The Cape May County Municipal Utilities Authority has launched a landfill gas-to-energy operation at its landfill in Woodbine, N.J.

The facility will generate 2 megawatts of electricity, the authority confirmed by e-mail.

The operation is powered by two 1-megawatt generators, with a third as a backup. The facility will generate enough electricity to power about 2,000 homes.

The $5.5 million system will pay for itself in five years, the authority said, and the generators should operate for at least another 15 years after that.

Electricity will go to an Atlantic City Electric Co. transmission line initially but ultimately will be sold to the PJM (Pennsylvania, Jersey, Maryland) Grid.

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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