Rumpke's third landfill gas-to-energy plant now operational in Ohio

By Cole Rosengren, Waste Dive.

Dive Brief:

  • Rumpke Waste & Recycling officially unveiled a new gas-to-energy plant at the Brown County Landfill in Ohio on July 13, according to a press release.
  • Energy from the 4.8 MW facility is being sold directly to American Municipal Power of Ohio through a long-term agreement. Rumpke estimates it will generate enough to power 3,000 homes for residents in area communities around Ohio and Kentucky.
  • Before this plant was constructed, the gas collected from 80 wells onsite was being directed to a central flare system and destroyed. The estimated $8 million facility will be owned and operated by Energy Developments.