American Environmental Landfill Opens Waste-to-Energy Plant

Allan Gerlat, News Editor

April 24, 2013

1 Min Read
American Environmental Landfill Opens Waste-to-Energy Plant

American Environmental Landfill Inc. (AEL) has launched a waste-to-energy project at its landfill operation in Sand Springs, Okla.

AEL said it plans to eventually generate close to 4.8 megawatts with its landfill gas-to-energy project, the Sand Springs-based company said in a news release. AEL began its waste-to-energy project in 2008 and now has the capacity to treat millions of pounds of waste per year.

The energy project will generate enough electricity to power 4,800 homes in Oklahoma, the company said.

The system was designed and installed by Pittsburgh-based Montauk Energy. AEL is now piping the methane into a processing and generation plant under a contract with Montauk. The electricity then goes to the Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority, which supplies power to Pawhuska and 38 other small Oklahoma communities.

 “We’re very excited about our system and having it up and running,” said Tom Hill, CEO of Tulsa-based American Waste Control Inc., which owns AEL. “Combine this new waste-to-energy process with our recent material recovery facility upgrade … and we have Tulsa’s only fully integrated recovery alternative.”


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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