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DTE Biomass Opens Landfill Gas-to-Energy Unit in North Carolina

DTE Biomass Energy has opened its landfill gas-to-energy (LFGTE) operation in Mount Gilead, N.C.

The 9.6-megawatt operation at the Uwharrie landfill, operated by Phoenix-based Republic Services Inc., will generate renewable energy that will be sold to Duke Energy Progress, Ann Arbor, Mich.-based DTE said in a news release. The facility will more than double DTE’s energy generation capacity in North Carolina, where it currently operates six renewable energy projects.

The plant, which houses six Caterpillar engine generators and employs three, will generated enough renewable energy for more than 6,000 North Carolina homes.


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