GEORGETOWN, Ohio – Nov. 3, 2016 – Brown County homes will soon get their electricity from a new source – Rumpke’s Brown County landfill.
Rumpke is partnering with Energy Developments (EDL) to construct a landfill gas to electric generating facility at the Brown County Landfill located at 9427 Beyers Rd., Georgetown, Ohio, 45121. The 4.8 mega-watt facility is estimated to produce enough electricity to power nearly 3,000 homes. The electricity will go directly from the site to American Municipal Power (AMP) Ohio.
“Rumpke has been on the forefront of landfill gas to energy projects,” said Bill Rumpke, Jr., president and CEO, Rumpke. “We started harvesting landfill gas at our site in Colerain Township in 1986 and today it remains one of the world’s largest landfill gas to direct energy pipeline systems. The Brown County system will be our third recovery system, and we are excited to see it come online.”
Landfill gas is produced through the natural process of decomposition. Currently, Rumpke recovers landfill gases through 80 gas wells throughout the site and directs the gases to a central flare system where they are destroyed.
“Recycling landfill gas allows us to reduce greenhouse gases produced at the site while at the same time providing the region access to a cleaner energy source. It’s a great example of elevating waste to a higher value-reuse as valuable energy,” Rumpke said. “We have been working toward this plant for years, and we are very excited to have found a long-term partner.”
“EDL is proud to partner with Rumpke on this project,” said Steve Cowman, President and CEO of EDL’s US operating business. “The Brown County project fits in with our strategic growth plan to expand our US renewable portfolio through the development of new greenfield sites.”
Rumpke and EDL broke ground on the gas to energy plant today during a ceremony at the site. The plant is expected to be operational by April 2017.
Rumpke Waste & Recycling has been committed to keeping neighborhoods and businesses clean and green since 1932 by providing environmentally friendly waste disposal solutions. Headquartered in Colerain Township, Ohio, the firm employs 2,600 people and provides service to areas of Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana and West Virginia. Rumpke divisions include Rumpke Recycling, Rumpke Portable Restrooms, The William-Thomas Group, Rumpke Hydraulics and Rumpke Haul-it-Away. Please visit www.rumpke.com for more information.
EDL is an Australian based clean and remote energy supplier with operations in Australia, the United States and Europe. The EDL business model is to build, own and operate distributed power generation. EDL is a wholly owned subsidiary of the DUET Group, an Australian Stock Exchange listed company (ASX: DUE),
Globally EDL has over 900 MW of clean, low greenhouse emission and remote energy solutions across 80 project sites. This includes landfill Gas power generation, waste coal mine gas generation, liquefied and compressed natural gas generation, remote power, and wind power generation, In the US EDL has over 100 MW of green, renewable Landfill Gas to Electricity generation projects, including 56 MW in Ohio.