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Hoosier Energy Opens Landfill Gas-to-Energy Unit in Illinois

Hoosier Energy Rural Electric Cooperative Inc. has opened a landfill gas-to-energy facility near Pontiac, Ill.

The Bloomington, Ind.-based Hoosier said in a news release the facility at Phoenix-based Republic Services Inc.’s Livingston Landfill is a refurbished 15-megawatt energy-generating unit. The Livingston Renewable Energy Station that will supply customers in Illinois and Indiana.

The plant will produce enough electricity to power about 9,000 homes.

Hoosier energy partnered with Republic and Framingham, Mass.-based Ameresco Inc. on the project. Ameresco assisted in the facility’s refurbishment.

The facility is Hoosier’s second landfill gas-to-energy unit. Its Clark-Floyd landfill project in southern Indiana produces 3.5 megawatts of electricity.

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