Allan Gerlat, News Editor

October 28, 2014

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DTE Biomass Opens Landfill Gas-to-Energy Unit in North Carolina

DTE Biomass Energy has opened its landfill gas-to-energy (LFGTE) operation in Mount Gilead, N.C.

The 9.6-megawatt operation at the Uwharrie landfill, operated by Phoenix-based Republic Services Inc., will generate renewable energy that will be sold to Duke Energy Progress, Ann Arbor, Mich.-based DTE said in a news release. The facility will more than double DTE’s energy generation capacity in North Carolina, where it currently operates six renewable energy projects.

The plant, which houses six Caterpillar engine generators and employs three, will generated enough renewable energy for more than 6,000 North Carolina homes.


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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