The Hardy Road Landfill in Akron, Ohio has begun producing electricity for the municipal sewage treatment plant by converting landfill gases into electricity. The project is expected to produce power for 15 years. In the past, the methane produced by the decomposition of waste in the landfill was collected and flared. The new waste-to-energy system, however, collects the landfill gas, dries and compresses the methane, and pipes the product to the municipal sewage treatment facility where it is used to power an engine capable of producing 8,600 megawatt-hours of electricity each year.
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New waste-to-energy project will turn Akron landfill gases into electricity