As reported by the U.S.-based Waste Business Journal (www.wastebusinessjournal.com), Waste Management, Inc. has opened a 3.2 megawatt landfill gas-to-energy plant at its 4,500 tonne-per-day Lockwood Landfill in northern Nevada.
The project, which went online in March, will produce enough electricity to power more than 1,800 homes and offset the use of about 700 railcars' worth of coal.
"The Gas-To-Energy Facility at the Lockwood Landfill ensures that not even garbage will go to waste," says Justin Caporusso, Waste Management spokesperson. "By investing in landfill gas-to-energy, we are powering homes using the same waste that is left at the curb."
Waste Management already owns or operates 131 landfill gas-to-energy facilities across North America, producing enough electricity to power nearly 475,000 homes.