Berkeley landfill's methane project nears completion (update: done, with revenue gravy)

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Update March 23: After a couple of years of work, the first methane capture-burn power facility is online in the Lowcounty.

At the tail end is energy for 1,500 homes and some $750,000 a year for Berkeley County.

The Post and Courier has a nice update (and photo of the generator); get them here.

First reporting August 17, 2009: Work is progressing on a new methane extraction system at the Berkeley County landfill, and the county is working on a pair of contracts that could bring in a cool $1 million a year.

Hop over to The Post and Courier to see what's going on.

In all the system is expected to draw the equivalent of some 3 million gallons of gas a year.


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