- On April 18, 2013
- electrical, gas, trash to energy
Yesterday we made history Oklahoma! American Waste Control now has Oklahoma’s first and only Trash to Energy Landfill–able to power 4500 homes in the region.
The project relies on methane-rich landfill gas made by decomposing garbage at the landfill. Landfill gas is about 50 percent methane, the primary component of natural gas.
With an investment of $7 million dollars, AWC has installed a new system that uses the gas to generate electrical power. The power generated is used locally by the Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority, which supplies power to Pawhuska and 38 other small Oklahoma communities.
Yes, it’s easier just to burn off gas and not worry about it, but we knew there was so much more potential there.