DECEMBER 2011

Lime Energy builds gas-to-energy plant

In conjunction with Charlotte County’s Solid Waste Division, Lime Energy has installed 2 GE Jenbacher engines that will produce 2.8 megawatts of electricity capable of providing power to almost 4,000 homes.

There are currently over 3,000 landfills in the United States and together, they account for 20 percent of all methane gas emissions. The methane gas produced by landfills is a prime contributor to the greenhouse effect and is 20 times more harmful to the atmosphere than carbon dioxide.

While consumers and corporations alike struggle with future methods of disposing trash, existing landfills pose an opportunity to create a positive resource from harmful waste.