Allan Gerlat, News Editor

August 17, 2012

1 Min Read
Waste Management Opens Landfill Gas-to-Energy Plant in Indiana

Waste Management of Indiana LLC has opened a landfill gas-to-energy plant in Danville, Ind.

The subsidiary of Houston-based Waste Management Inc. said in a news release that it began operations of a 3.2 megawatt plant at the Twin Bridges Recycling and Disposal Facility. It is the fourth landfill gas-to-energy (LFGTE) plant at the site, which now generates enough electricity to power about 14,000 homes.

Wabash Valley Power Association owns the facility and Waste Management of Indiana supplies the landfill gas and operates the plant. This is Wabash’s 14th LFGTE facility in northern Indiana on landfills owned by Waste Management.

The facility, known as Twin Bridges IV, has two 20-cylinder engines made by Caterpillar Inc. that each generate 1.6 megawatts of electricity.  The facility can grow to four engines as the landfill’s gas generation increases in the future, the company said.

Hendricks Power Cooperative provides the electricity from the plant to customers.


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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