California County to Open Landfill Gas-to-Energy Plant

Allan Gerlat, News Editor

November 29, 2012

1 Min Read
California County to Open Landfill Gas-to-Energy Plant

Ameresco Inc. and Butte County, Calif., are opening a landfill gas-to-energy facility at the county’s landfill in Paradise.

Framingham, Mass.-based Ameresco said the facility, north of Sacramento, will produce 2.2 megawatts initially, according to a news release. It can expand up to 4.3 megawatts. Ameresco, an energy company, designed, built, owns and operates the facility, which will generate enough energy to power more than 1,300 homes.

A portion of the revenues from the sale of the power will go to the county for the life of the 20-year contract.

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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