Microturbine Facility To Run on Landfill Gas

Lake View Terrace, Calif. -- The largest biomass-powered microturbine facility in the world, which will run on landfill gas, will be dedicated today at the Lopez Canyon Landfill in Lake View Terrace. The ceremony will highlight the use of alternative gases such as landfill gas designed to help improve California's energy and environmental concerns. The project will use 50 microturbines from Capstone Turbine Corp. to produce 30 kilowatts each for a total of 1.5 megawatts. Coupled with an existing 6-megawatt plant, the project will produce enough electricity to power 7,500 homes, according to the company.