By Republic Services.
Republic Services, Inc. (NYSE: RSG) announced today a new landfill gas-to-energy (LFGTE) project located at Sunshine Canyon Landfill near Los Angeles. The 20-megawatt renewable energy project is capable of generating enough electricity to power nearly 25,000 area homes.
"Landfills play a more consequential role in society now than ever before," said Ron Krall, area president of Republic Services. "Today's landfill must be sophisticated, and leverage the power of science and engineering to help regenerate the local ecosystem. Sunshine Canyon Landfill has enabled growth in Los Angeles for decades, and now it will be there to help a great community achieve its sustainability goals."
Republic Services partnered with Sunshine Gas Producers, a joint venture between DTE Biomass Energy and Aria Energy, to develop the Sunshine Canyon LFGTE project.
"This partnership is another example of how technology and simple, hard work can result in a project that's good for the environment and the local community," said Mark Cousino, president of DTE Biomass Energy. "It has been a pleasure working with Republic and Aria Energy to deliver California's newest renewable energy facility."