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Allan Gerlat

October 10, 2013

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Nebraska Capital Starting LFGTE Operation

The city of Lincoln, Neb., is launching a landfill gas-to-energy (LFGTE) operation at its landfill.

The city has a 20-year agreement with Lincoln Electric System (LES) to purchase and convert all methane gas recovered from the Bluff Road Landfill to electricity. The LFGTE facility has a capacity of 4.8 megawatts of power, the city said in a news release.

The plant will go online officially Oct. 14.

LES will purchase about 300,000 million BTUs of landfill gas from the city each year to produce electricity capable of serving about 2,500 local households. LES has the first right to additional gas generated from any further expansions of the project. LES also has a 15-year extension option at the end of the 20-year agreement.

LES spent $11.3 million on the project, while the city spent $2.2 million to drill 54 wells. The city’s part was funded through fees paid by landfill users.


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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