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Broadrock Opens Large Landfill Gas-to-Energy Plant in CaliforniaBroadrock Opens Large Landfill Gas-to-Energy Plant in California

Allan Gerlat

October 23, 2012

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Broadrock Opens Large Landfill Gas-to-Energy Plant in California

Broadrock Renewables LLC and Orange County, Calif., have opened what the company called the second largest landfill gas-to-energy (LFGTE) plant in the United States.

The Tarrytown, N.Y.-based Broadrock Renewables LLC said in a news release that the new facility at Orange County’s Olinda Alpha Landfill in Brea has a generating capacity of 32.5 megawatts of energy capacity. Broadrock adds its existing 5 megawatts to that capacity total.

The U.S. Department of Energy provided a $10 million stimulus grant for the project.

The city of Anaheim is purchasing the electricity and the city of Brea provided infrastructure support.

Broadrock is part of the Macquarie Group’s Macquarie Infrastructure Partners Inc., which recently bought WCA Waste Corp. and also owns Waste Industries USA Inc.


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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