Sunday, December 23, 2007

Electricity from garbage - New Bern NC

By-products from garbage is continuing to be explored as a source of energy and is another way to be "green".

Tons of daily garbage from North Carolina's Craven, Pamlico and Carteret counties produces enough gas to be a source of electricity for the local community. Methane gas from decaying waste at the local landfill is being used as fuel fuel to power generators and create electricity instead of just burning the gas off...

New Bern Sun Journal
December 23, 2007
Sue Book - Sun Journal Staff

Mountains of daily garbage prouduce a ... Power Stash

COVE CITY — More than 750 tons of garbage from residents and businesses in Craven, Pamlico and Carteret counties is tipped into the landfill at Tuscarora every day.

That trash is a power stash. Now the gases emitted by the decaying waste at the landfill are being used energy instead of being burned off.

This fall, Ingenco, a Richmond, Va., based energy company, flipped the switch on a plant at the Coastal Area Solid Waste Management Authority that uses the gas to fuel generators that convert it into electricity. Read more...