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California Landfill Gas-to-Energy Project Begins Operations

Californis landfill gas-to-energy project begins operations

An 8-MW landfill gas project in California’s Solano County started commercial operations.

Potrero Hills Energy Producers, a partnership between DTE Biomass Energy Inc. and Pacolet Milliken Enterprises, recently started generating electricity from the plant. DTE Biomass Energy is the developer and operator, and Texas-based Waste Connections Inc. operates the plant. Gas generated at the landfill will be used to produce energy for Pacific Gas & Electric (NYSE: PCG) under a long-term power purchase agreement.

“This project will help California meet its renewable energy goals and we’re proud to be a part of that,” said Ralph Walker, executive vice president, Pacolet Milliken Enterprises.

The landfill gas-to-energy plant uses advanced environmental controls to treat incoming landfill gas to reduce sulfur prior to combustion. Post-combustion catalytic reduction further lowers carbon monoxide and formaldehyde emissions.