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New Brunswick Landfill Gas-to-Energy Unit OpensNew Brunswick Landfill Gas-to-Energy Unit Opens

Allan Gerlat

October 9, 2012

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New Brunswick Landfill Gas-to-Energy Unit Opens

A new landfill gas-to-energy facility in Fredericton, New Brunswick, will begin generating electricity in November.

The Fredericton Region Solid Waste Commission (FRSWC) will sell energy from its new landfill gas management system to NB Power, also based in Fredericton. The project cost a total of $6.4 million, according to a news release.

The FRSWC is installing a system that will feature two generators and produce 2.1 megawatts of power to heat more than 2,000 homes in the area.

The FRSWC operation also will use the energy produced to power its own facilities.

In addition to the landfill and the gas-to-energy operation, the complex includes a material recovery facility (MRF), a household hazardous waste unit and a construction and demolition (C&D) business.

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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