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6 | Energy Systems Group
Waste-to-Energy |
Landfill Gas to Energy Experience
Energy Systems Group designed and built a power generation facility on site at
the Veolia Environmental Services Blackfoot Landfill. Instead of simply allowing
gas from the landfill to be burned-off and wasted, Veolia extract the gas from
the landfill and send it via pipeline to the Blackfoot power generation facility.
There, the gas is treated and used as fuel to power the generator for electricity
production. The plant has an installed generation capacity of 3.2 Megawatts of
power. Some of the highlights include:
• Renewable Energy Resource: Electricity
• Southwestern Indiana’s first “green electricity” project on a commercial scale
• Project employs Caterpillar equipment, which is manufactured inWest Lafayette, Ind.
• Projected Life: 20 -25 years
• Landfill Owner: Veolia (VE-NYSE)
• Plant Owner: Vectren Power Supply
By capturing these landfill gases, Energy Systems Group is helping to provide
environmental benefits equivalent to the following:
• Removal of emissions from more than 22,000 cars per year, or
• Planting about 27,000 acres of forest per year, or
• Creating enough energy to power approximately 2,000 homes per year
“We are proud to play a role
in decreasing greenhouse gas
emissions into the environment. This
project is just one example of our
commitment to finding innovative
ways to turn waste into a resource.”
Richard Burke – President and CEO of
Veolia Environmental Services North
Blackfoot Clean Energy Plant
Winslow, Indiana