WCA Waste Corp. and two energy companies opened a new landfill gas-to-energy (LFGTE) operation in Needville, Texas.
The Houston-based WCA Waste said in a news release the project will generate pipeline quality natural gas for public use. The joint high BTU LFGTE operation uses gas generated from the Fort Bend Landfill, which serves much of the greater Houston region.
WCA Waste developed the project with Charlotte, N.C.-based Enerdyne Power Systems, which develops, owns and operates renewable energy projects in the southern United States, and Morrow Renewables, Midland, Texas, which provides high BTU LFGTE solutions for the municipal solid waste sector.
The companies said the new LFGTE operation will create dozens of jobs in the Houston area.
"WCA is pleased to announce the activation of this landfill gas-to-energy station as its next step in increasing our sustainability efforts," said Derrick Standley, vice president of landfill operations.