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.