This landfill-gas-to-energy system uses methane gas extracted
from Charlotte County, Florida's Zemel Road landfill. We led
engineering and construction of the gas collection and control
system and utility flare, along with concept development of the
reciprocating engine system and electric interconnection. We
strategically divested the asset in October 2010 to focus on
larger-scale energy projects.
The system collects and processes the landfill gas, which is
then used as fuel by electric generators to produce electric power.
Under a long-term power purchase agreement, physical energy and
renewable energy credits from the facility are sold to a local
Florida utility. In addition, Charlotte County obtained carbon
credits for the methane collected and destroyed from the landfill.
We assisted the county in selecting and negotiating a long-term
contract with a third party to register and sell the credits.