Landfill Gas-to-Energy Facility
EPA Clean Energy Initiative
2007 Community Partner of the Year
Landfill Gas as Energy
EPP Service Company LLC Facilities
EPP Service Company LLC vacuums the gas out of the Greater Lebanon Refuse Authority's landfills, burns the gas in an internal combustion engine to produce electricity, and sells the electricity to Met-Ed utilities. In return for the use of the gas by EPP Service Company LLC, the GLRA receives a royalty payment from the sale of the landfill gas. The vacuum the landfill gas-to-energy plant uses to collect the gas eliminates the problem of dangerous methane gas escaping from the landfill and at the same time it recycles a by-product of the landfill into an extremely valuable resource.