Landfill Gas to Energy

Green Electricity


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At the Redwood Landfill, yesterday’s trash is today’s electricity, thanks to a renewable energy plant completed in 2017. The plant converts landfill gas, produced from decomposing organics, into clean electricity. It generates 3.9 megawatt of power, enough to serve 5,000 Marin Clean Energy (MCE) customers daily.

Unlike solar or wind energy, this renewable energy source is available 24/7, regardless of the elements. It is also estimated to eliminate 8,900 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions annually based on equivalent energy production from traditional fossil fuel methane gas-generated electricity.

Waste Management invested $14.5 million to construct this state-of-the-art facility. Its advanced gas and exhaust treatment systems generate the lowest emissions of any landfill gas to electricity plant. The plant is expected to generate reliable, renewable energy for 30 years or more.

Read: YESTERDAY’S TRASH, TODAY’S ELECTRICITY, Waste Management and MCE Bring New 3.9 Megawatt Renewable Energy Power Plant Online (Sept. 20, 2017)