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Project Profile

Lopez Canyon Landfill Gas Energy Project

Location:
Sylmar, California
End User(s):
Target Corporation
Sector(s):
Retail
Landfill(s):
Lopez Canyon Landfill
Landfill Size:
16.7 million tons waste-in-place (2000)
Project Type:
Reciprocating Engine
Project Size:
6 megawatts (MW)
Environmental Benefits:
Carbon sequestered annually by 5,900 acres of pine or fir forests, annual greenhouse gas emissions from 5,300 passenger vehicles, or carbon dioxide emissions from 64,100 barrels of oil consumed. Annual energy savings equate to powering 3,500 homes. Estimated emissions reductions of 0.0075 million metric tons of carbon equivalents.
LMOP Partners Involved:
Caterpillar, Inc., City of Los Angeles Bureau of Sanitation, Fortistar Methane Group
Last Updated:
7/15/2010

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