Allan Gerlat, News Editor

October 7, 2013

1 Min Read
WCA Waste Opens New Landfill Gas-to-Energy Unit

WCA Waste Corp. and two energy companies opened a new landfill gas-to-energy (LFGTE) operation in Needville, Texas.

The Houston-based WCA Waste said in a news release the project will generate pipeline quality natural gas for public use. The joint high BTU LFGTE operation uses gas generated from the Fort Bend Landfill, which serves much of the greater Houston region.

WCA Waste developed the project with Charlotte, N.C.-based Enerdyne Power Systems, which develops, owns and operates renewable energy projects in the southern United States, and Morrow Renewables, Midland, Texas, which provides high BTU LFGTE solutions for the municipal solid waste sector.

The companies said the new LFGTE operation will create dozens of jobs in the Houston area.

"WCA is pleased to announce the activation of this landfill gas-to-energy station as its next step in increasing our sustainability efforts," said Derrick Standley, vice president of landfill operations.


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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