[NEWS] $8 Million Landfill Gas Facility Breaks Ground in Ohio
– by Wendy Mitchell, November 3, 2016, Ledger Independent
Mountains of trash are being turned into utility resources in Brown County, Ohio.
On Thursday, state and local officials participated in a groundbreaking ceremony at the Rumpke Brown County landfill, designating the site as the place where methane from the decomposition of trash will be turned into usable electricity.
According to Rumpke officials, the approximately $8 million plant should be operational in late spring 2017.
“April is the goal to have it done,” said Molly Broadwater, Rumpke spokesperson.
The Brown County Landfill Gas Plant will feature three Caterpillar engines producing clean, renewable electricity. The engines, fueled by the methane, will produce a total of 4.8 megawatts of renewable power. That is enough electricity to supply nearly 3,000 homes, officials said.