Allan Gerlat, News Editor

June 18, 2012

1 Min Read
Waste Management Builds Landfill Gas-to-Energy Plant in Michigan

Waste Management Inc. has completed a new landfill gas-to-energy plant in Lenox, Mich.

The Houston-based solid waste company said in a news release it completed the construction of the plant at the Pine Tree Acres Renewable Energy Facility, which can generate 12.8 megawatts of energy, enough power for about 12,000 homes.

The new facility is in addition to an existing landfill gas-to-energy facility at Pine Tree Acres that generates 8.8 megawatts of electricity, which can provide power for about 7,500 homes. Together the operations will produce 21.6 megawatts of energy, providing power for 19,500 homes.

At the facility up to 4,800 cubic feet per minute of landfill gas is channeled into eight 20-cylinder Caterpillar engines to produce electricity. Located on 14.5 acres, Pine Tree Acres delivers electricity to Consumers Energy utilizing International Transmission Co.’s transmission system. Five jobs were created with the new facility.


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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