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Hoosier Energy Opens Landfill Gas-to-Energy Unit in IllinoisHoosier Energy Opens Landfill Gas-to-Energy Unit in Illinois

Allan Gerlat

November 18, 2013

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Hoosier Energy Opens Landfill Gas-to-Energy Unit in Illinois

Hoosier Energy Rural Electric Cooperative Inc. has opened a landfill gas-to-energy facility near Pontiac, Ill.

The Bloomington, Ind.-based Hoosier said in a news release the facility at Phoenix-based Republic Services Inc.’s Livingston Landfill is a refurbished 15-megawatt energy-generating unit. The Livingston Renewable Energy Station that will supply customers in Illinois and Indiana.

The plant will produce enough electricity to power about 9,000 homes.

Hoosier energy partnered with Republic and Framingham, Mass.-based Ameresco Inc. on the project. Ameresco assisted in the facility’s refurbishment.

The facility is Hoosier’s second landfill gas-to-energy unit. Its Clark-Floyd landfill project in southern Indiana produces 3.5 megawatts of electricity.

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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