Landfill gas-to-electricity project expands

Green Power EMC and its partners announced Thursday that the expansion of a Taylor County landfill gas-to-electricity project is now complete.

Veolia’s landfill in Mauk has doubled its power generation capacity from 4 to 8 megawatts, and Green Power EMC has agreed to buy the power for 15 years.

About half of the landfill gas created when organic trash decomposes is methane, which can be converted to generate electricity or use as an alternative vehicle fuel.

Many Georgia electricity cooperatives participate in Green Power EMC’s projects. Among them are Flint Energies, Middle Georgia EMC, Central Georgia EMC and others.