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LFG Energy Project Profiles


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Creative use of landfill gas (LFG) includes heating greenhouses, producing electricity and heat in cogeneration applications, firing brick kilns, supplying high–Btu pipeline quality gas, fueling garbage trucks, and providing fuel to chemical and automobile manufacturing. Projects range from small–scale community–driven initiatives to multi–million–dollar private investments.

More and more private and governmental organizations are realizing the environmental and economic benefits of using LFG. Look Who's Using Landfill Gas (PDF) (1 pg, 351K) shows some of the organizations currently using LFG in their operations. Also, corporate and government leaders tout the environmental and economic benefits (PDF) (1 pg, 10K) of LFG energy projects. Use the list below to find out more about some of the projects now operating in the United States.


Name Project Type State
Abengoa Bioenergy Corporation Ethanol Production Boiler (steam for ethanol production) Kansas
Acme Landfill's LFG Energy Boiler Project Boiler California
Ajinomoto USA LFG Energy Project Boiler (co-fired with natural gas) North Carolina
Alameda Municipal Power and Palo Alto Landfill Gas Energy Project Reciprocating Engine (three GE-Jenbacher 1,060 kW engines) California
Allen County Infrared Heaters Direct Thermal (infrared heaters in maintenance facility) Kansas
Altamont Landfill Gas to Liquefied Natural Gas Project Alternative Fuel (liquefied natural gas) California
Antioch Community High School Combined Heat and Power (cogeneration) (twelve Capstone 30-kW units) Illinois
BMW Manufacturing Landfill Gas Energy Projects Combined Heat and Power (cogeneration - 2 gas turbines) and Direct Thermal (23 paint shop oven burners and indirect heating of paint shop) South Carolina
Brown Station Road On-Site Electrical Generation Project Reciprocating Engine Maryland
California Almond Growers Exchange LFG Energy Project Boiler California
Cargill North Carolina Landfill Gas Energy Project Boiler and Direct Thermal (process heater) North Carolina
Catawba County Landfill Gas Energy Project Reciprocating Engine (three) North Carolina
Cedar Rapids LFG Energy Project Direct Thermal Iowa
Centralia Landfill Leachate Evaporation Leachate Evaporation Washington
Cherokee Brick & Tile LFG Energy Kiln Project Direct Thermal (brick kilns) Georgia
Cherokee Run, OH Leachate Evaporation Leachate Evaporation Ohio
Ciba Specialty Chemicals LFG Energy Boiler Project Boiler Virginia
City of Brownood, TX Leachate Evaporation Leachate Evaporation Texas
City of Dallas-Oncor High Btu Project High Btu Texas
City of Fargo and Cargill LFG Energy Project Boiler North Dakota
City of Fort Smith High Btu Project High Btu Arkansas
City of Glendale Direct-Use Project Boiler/Steam Turbine California
Clay Mining LFG Application Direct Thermal (flash drying step used in the processing of mined clay) Georgia
Cogeneration at SC Johnson & Son, Inc. Combined Heat and Power (cogeneration) (gas turbine) Wisconsin
Cone Mills LFG Energy Boiler Project Boiler (co-fired with natural gas or fuel oil) North Carolina
Crow Wing County Small On-site Boiler Project Boiler Minnesota
Dairyland LFG Energy Project Reciprocating Engine (three Waukesha "Modulator" engines rated at 1,025 kW each and one GE-Jenbacher 320 engine rated at 1,057 kW) Wisconsin
DeKalb County and Georgia Power Landfill Gas Energy Project Reciprocating Engine (two Caterpillar 3520 engines) Georgia
Delaware Solid Waste Authority Cherry Island Landfill Gas Energy Project Boiler/Steam Turbine Delaware
Dominion East Ohio Gas Medium Btu Landfill Gas Medium Btu (directly injecting unprocessed landfill gas into a natural gas reserve) Ohio
Duke Energy High Btu LFG Energy Project High Btu Ohio
DuPont - Mississippi LFG Energy Boiler Project Boiler Mississippi
Earthmovers, IN Leachate Evaporation Leachate Evaporation Indiana
East Baton Rouge Parish LFG Energy Project Boiler Louisiana
East Kentucky Power Co-op Green Power Program Reciprocating Engine (four Caterpillar G3516s) Kentucky
EnergyXchange Renewable Energy Center Boiler and Direct Thermal (furnaces and kilns) North Carolina
Escambia County - Gulf Power LFG Energy Project Reciprocating Engine (2 Caterpillar 3520C/SR4B generator sets) Florida
Evergreen - Sunoco Direct-Use Project Direct Thermal Ohio
Evergreen - Walbridge Coatings Boiler Project Boiler Ohio
Fauquier County LFG Energy Project Reciprocating Engine (two Waukesha VHP5904LTD generator sets) Virginia
Fighting Creek Farm Leachate Evaporation Leachate Evaporation Idaho
Finley Buttes Cogeneration Project Combined Heat and Power (cogeneration) (2 reciprocating engines) Oregon
Fitchburg-Westminster LFG Energy Project Steam Turbine Massachusetts
Ford Motor Company LFG Energy Project Reciprocating Engine (three) and Boiler Michigan
Forest Lawn Leachate Evaporation Leachate Evaporation Michigan
Fred Weber-Pattonville High School Landfill Gas Recovery Project Boiler and Direct Thermal (oil burner, rotary dryers, infrared heater, forced air furnaces) Missouri
Frederick County Electricity Project Reciprocating Engine (2 GE Jenbacher J320 engines) Virginia
Frederick County Infrared Tube Heaters Direct Thermal (infrared tube heaters) Virginia
Fresh Kills High Btu Project High Btu New York
Frito-Lay Direct-Use LFG Energy Project Boiler Texas
General Electric LFG Energy Boiler Project Boiler Kentucky
General Motors Ft. Wayne Truck Assembly Plant Boiler Indiana
General Motors Lake Orion, MI Assembly Plant Boiler Michigan
General Motors Toledo, OH Plant Direct Thermal Michigan
General Motors-Louisiana LFG Energy Boiler Project Boiler Louisiana
Granger Energy and Rolls-Royce Greenhouse, Boiler, Turbine Indiana
Granger Energy Multi-User Project With Conestoga Landfill Direct Thermal (boilers, hot oil heaters, process water heaters, remote thermal oxidizers, ovens, space heater, rooftop building heaters) Pennsylvania
Greater Lebanon Refuse Authority and PPL Energy Landfill Gas Energy Project Reciprocating Engine (two Caterpillar 3520s) Pennsylvania
Greentree High Btu Landfill Gas Energy Project High Btu Pennsylvania
Greenville Gas Producers, LLC and Greenville County, South Carolina Reciprocating Engine (two Caterpillar G3520s) South Carolina
Greenwood County Landfill and Fujifilm Project Boiler (2 converted natural gas units) South Carolina
Greenwood Farms High Btu Project High Btu Texas
Hanover County, VA Paint Evaporator Project Direct Thermal (paint evaporator) Virginia
Henderson County LFG Energy Boiler Project Boiler North Carolina
Hoffman Road LFG and Bay View WWTP Digester Gas 10-MW Project Combined Heat and Power (cogeneration) (Combined Cycle-gas turbine & steam turbine and heat recovery steam generator) Ohio
Honeywell LFG Energy Project Direct Thermal (process heater at ammonia plant) Virginia
Horry County-Santee Cooper Green Power Program Reciprocating Engine (three generators) South Carolina
Hyland Landfill Renewable Energy Facility-Casella Waste Systems, Inc. Reciprocating Engine (three) New York
I-95 Landfill - Infrared Tube Heaters Direct Thermal (infrared tube heaters) Virginia
I-95 Landfill - WWTP Project Direct Thermal (sludge incinerator) Virginia
Interface & Milliken Carpet Manufacturing Boiler and Direct Thermal (3 hot oil burners and a steam boiler for process heat conditioning equipment) Georgia
International's Springfield Assembly Landfill Gas Energy Project Boiler and Direct Thermal (process ovens) Ohio
Iris Glen Landfill Gas Energy Project Boiler and Reciprocating Engine Tennessee
J.J Brunner, PA Leachate Evaporation Leachate Evaporation Pennsylvania
Jackson County NC Green Energy Park Greenhouse and Direct Thermal (blacksmithing, metal foundry, glassblowing) North Carolina
Jefferson City, MO Renewable Energy Project Combined Heat and Power (cogeneration) (three GE Jenbacher JMS-320 engines) Missouri
Jefferson Parish and Cytec Industries LFG Energy Project Direct Thermal (process air pre-heater and furnace) Louisiana
Jenkins Brick Jordan Plant Landfill Gas Energy Project Direct Thermal (brick kilns) Alabama
Jenkins Brick LFG Energy Project in Montgomery, AL Direct Thermal (brick kilns) Alabama
Johnson & Johnson/ALZA and Mountain View Landfill Gas Energy Project Combined Heat and Power (cogeneration) (3 x 970 kilowatt generators) California
Kansas Pipeline High Btu Project High Btu Kansas
Keystone Potato LFG Energy Boiler Project Boiler Pennsylvania
Kimberly-Clark LFG Energy Project Boiler South Carolina
L.P Gill Landfill and Siouxland Ethanol Project Direct Thermal (thermal oxidizer) Nebraska
Lafarge Cement Kiln LFG Energy Project Direct Thermal (cement kiln) Missouri
Lafarge Cement Kiln LFG Energy Project-Oklahoma Direct Thermal (cement kilns) Oklahoma
Lake County LFG Energy Project Boiler Ohio
Lancaster County LFG Energy Project with Turkey Hill Dairy Combined Heat and Power (cogeneration) (two Caterpillar 3520 engines) Pennsylvania
Lanchester Landfill Gas Energy Project Boiler and Direct Thermal (thermal oxidizers, heaters, ovens) Pennsylvania
Lee County Generating Station Reciprocating Engine (three 1.8-MW engines) and Gas Turbine (5.5 MW Solar Taurus 60 turbine) South Carolina
Linwood Mining LFG Energy Kiln Project Direct Thermal (lime kilns) Iowa
Lopez Canyon Landfill Gas Energy Project Reciprocating Engine California
Lucent - Columbus, OH LFG Energy Project Boiler Ohio
Lynchburg City - Rock Tenn Paper LFG Energy Project Boiler Virginia
Mallinckrodt, Inc., a Covidien company, Gas Energy Project Boiler (mixed fuel) North Carolina
MARS Snackfood US and the City of Waco Landfill Boiler Texas
Middlesex Generating Company Combined Cycle (two 5-MW Solar turbine generators) New Jersey
Modern Landfill and H2Gro Landfill Gas Energy Combined Heat and Power (cogeneration) New York
Monroeville Landfill High Btu Project High Btu Pennsylvania
Montgomery Regional Solid Waste Authority Small Engine Project Reciprocating Engine Virginia
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Direct-Use Project Boiler Maryland
Newton County Renewable Energy Business Park LFG Direct-Use Project Direct Thermal (4 direct-fire gas burners) Indiana
Northern Tier Green Power Combined Heat and Power (cogeneration) (one Caterpillar 3520 engine) Pennsylvania
Nucor Steel Alabama Tunnel Furnaces Direct Thermal (tunnel furnaces and ladle preheaters to produce flat rolled carbon steel) Alabama
Oak Grove Landfill High Btu Project High Btu Georgia
Ocean Spray Cranberries Direct-Use Project Boiler (dual-fuel capability) Wisconsin
Omaha Public Power District's Elk City Station Reciprocating Engine (eight Caterpillar 3516 engines) Nebraska
Orange County, Florida and Orlando Utilities Commission Boiler/Steam Turbine (co-fired with coal) Florida
Ox Mountain Landfill Gas Electricity Project Reciprocating Engine (six GE Jenbacher JGS 616 GS-LL engines) California
Pen Argyl Green Knights Gas Turbine (three) Pennsylvania
Pilgrim's Pride Pet Food Boiler (heat equipment for processing chickens for pet food) Georgia
Pitt County Memorial Hospital LFG Energy Project Boiler North Carolina
Prince George's County Correctional Facility End-Use Project Boiler and Reciprocating Engine Maryland
Quail Hollow Leachate Evaporation Leachate Evaporation Tennessee
Quarantine Road Landfill - Coast Guard Cogeneration Project Combined Heat and Power (cogeneration) (4 reciprocating engines with heat recovery) and Boiler Maryland
Rumble/Fort Osage Greenhouse Project Greenhouse Missouri
Rutgers University EcoComplex - Greenhouse Greenhouse (Boiler, Aquaculture) New Jersey
Salt Lake Valley Landfill Gas Energy Project with Murray City Power Reciprocating Engine (two 800 kW engines and one 1.6 MW engine) Utah
Seward County and National Beef Landfill Gas Energy Project Boiler Kansas
Sioux Falls Landfill and POET Ethanol Direct-Use Project Boiler (steam for ethanol production) South Dakota
Solae Direct-Use Project Boiler Tennessee
South Kent Generating Station Reciprocating Engine (two Caterpillar 3520Cs) Michigan
Southeast Landfill - Campbell Asphalt Direct Thermal Oklahoma
Southeastern Chester County Refuse Authority (SECCRA) Landfill Gas Energy Project Reciprocating Engine (one Caterpillar 3516 870-kW engine and one GE-Jenbacher 20-cylinder engine) Pennsylvania
St. John's Landfill Direct Thermal (lime kilns) Oregon
Stoeffer's LFG Energy Boiler Project Boiler Ohio
Stony Hollow & Pinnacle Road High Btu Project High Btu Ohio
SWACO Green Energy Center Microturbine and Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Ohio
Tropicana LFG Energy Boiler Project Boiler Florida
University of New Hampshire EcoLine™ Cogeneration System High Btu (piped to existing cogeneration gas turbine plant) New Hampshire
Valley Landfill High Btu Project High Btu Pennsylvania
Valley Trail RDF Boiler Project Boiler Wisconsin
Village Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant Gas Turbine (two Solar Taurus 60 gas turbines with heat recovery) Texas
Wayne Township Landfill Gas Energy Project for Jersey Shore Steel Direct Thermal (process furnace) Pennsylvania
Wheelabrator Ridge Energy Co-Fired LFG Energy Project Direct Thermal (wood/waste tire incineration) Florida
WM Renewable Energy's Riverbend Project with McMinnville Power & Light Reciprocating Engine (six Caterpillar 3516s) Oregon
Wood Road Generating Station-Lansing Board of Water & Light Reciprocating Engine (four Caterpillar 3516s and three Caterpillar 3520s) Michigan
Zeeland Farm Soya LFG Energy Boiler Project Boiler Michigan

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