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Posted on: October 25, 2022

Landfill Gas to Energy Project Update

Landfill Gas to Energy - Microturbine

The Landfill Gas to Energy (LFG2E) Project continues to move forward. Last week, a large container was received at the Solid Waste Facility housing the five microturbines that will convert the landfill gas into electricity. Recently, we have also taken delivery of a number of other components for the power generation facility including a transformer, switches, and panels. The unit that will clean the gas prior to power generation in the turbines arrives in February 2023.  

Over the past two weeks, a contractor has been installing additional gas collection wells. These wells help to collect and control gas generated from decomposing waste placed in the landfill. This gas will be destroyed using the landfill gas flare for now but will soon be converted into electricity. 

In the next month, site work will begin on site to prepare for concrete work in the Spring of 2023. Contractors will also be performing site work to complete necessary stormwater management changes to the facility’s current stormwater system.

It is exciting to have received the microturbines as the city continues to make progress on this project. The amount of power generated is the equivalent of approximately 900 houses and the electricity will be used to power City of Lebanon buildings and facilities. 

The facility construction will begin in the Spring of 2023 and the LFG2E project is scheduled to be completed and operational in early 2024. 

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