Waste Management of Indiana LLC has opened a landfill gas-to-energy plant in Danville, Ind.
The subsidiary of Houston-based Waste Management Inc. said in a news release that it began operations of a 3.2 megawatt plant at the Twin Bridges Recycling and Disposal Facility. It is the fourth landfill gas-to-energy (LFGTE) plant at the site, which now generates enough electricity to power about 14,000 homes.
Wabash Valley Power Association owns the facility and Waste Management of Indiana supplies the landfill gas and operates the plant. This is Wabash’s 14th LFGTE facility in northern Indiana on landfills owned by Waste Management.
The facility, known as Twin Bridges IV, has two 20-cylinder engines made by Caterpillar Inc. that each generate 1.6 megawatts of electricity. The facility can grow to four engines as the landfill’s gas generation increases in the future, the company said.
Hendricks Power Cooperative provides the electricity from the plant to customers.