Waste Management Opens Illinois Unit Converting Landfill Gas to Natural Gas

By Allan Gerlat, Waste360.

Waste Management Inc. has opened an expanded landfill gas-to-energy (LFGTE) facility in Fairmont City, Ill., to convert it to natural gas.

The facility at Houston-based Waste Management’s Milam Landfill is designed to process 3,500 standard cubic feet per minute (SCFM) of incoming landfill gas, the company said in a news release. In early December the processed renewable natural gas will be injected into the Ameren Illinois pipeline for use at other locations, including some waste management facilities, according to a news release.