Aria Energy Expands Landfill Gas-to-Energy Operations in Florida

Allan Gerlat, News Editor

March 20, 2015

1 Min Read
Aria Energy Expands Landfill Gas-to-Energy Operations in Florida

Aria Energy has opened a landfill-gas-to-energy facility in Nokomis, Fla.

The 4.8-megawatt facility has begun commercial operations at the Sarasota County Central County Solid Waste Disposal Complex, according to a news release. The Novi, Mich.-based Aria designed, built, owns and operates the facility and sells the electricity to Jacksonville, Fla.-based utility JEA.

The renewable energy produced at the facility is enough to supply more than 2,800 homes.

"This facility is a prime example of how municipalities, utilities and the private sector can collaborate to bring clean and reliable renewable energy to their constituents and customers,” said Richard DiGia, Aria Energy president and CEO.

Aria claims to be the largest provider of landfill gas-to-energy in Florida with a total of 32 megawatts of installed capacity. It owns and/or operates renewable energy projects across 16 states.

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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