Hoosier Energy to build fourth landfill gas-to-energy plant

By Anne Simet, Biomass Magazine.

Hoosier Energy and Randolph Farms Landfill have teamed up for a landfill gas-to-energy project in east central Indiana’s Randolph County.

The 156-acre Randolph Farms Landfill is located near Modoc, Indiana, with electric service provided by Whitewater Valley REMC, one of 18 distribution cooperatives that own Hoosier Energy. Hoosier will construct the 4.4-MW Cabin Creek landfill gas facility, which will be the fourth project of its kind of for the electric cooperative. It owns and operates two other landfill gas facilities—the 4-MW Clark-Floyd landfill methane gas project in Clark County, Indiana, and the 15-MW Livingston landfill-gas-to-energy facility near Pontiac, Illinois. A third, 16-MW plant at Orchard Hills landfill in Illinois, is scheduled to be in service in mid-2016, according to Hoosier Energy.