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Turning Landfill Gas Into Clean Energy

Maryland Heights Renewable Energy Center

 
Our Maryland Heights Renewable Energy Center takes something nobody wants - gas from decomposing trash - and turns it into something everybody needs: reliable, environmentally responsible electricity.

We invested millions of dollars in state-of-the-art turbine technology to consistently generate approximately 15 megawatts of renewable electricity by burning a landfill gas - methane - that was previously wasted. That's enough energy to power 10,000 average Missouri homes. 

Methane is a renewable resource unlike any other. It is available as a fuel 24 hours a day regardless of weather or other conditions, making landfill gas generation a safe, reliable energy source for decades to come. 

Watch our video to learn more about the technology behind this innovative renewable energy source.

Facts about the Maryland Heights Renewable Energy Center:
   
bullet The gas is collected from more than 100 wells inside the neighboring landfill, which are connected with two miles of high-density plastic pipes. 
   
bullet A blower plant delivers the untreated methane gas from the landfill to our energy center at a rate up to 6,000 cubic feet per minute, 24 hours a day.
   
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Because of the abundant supply of landfill methane gas, our energy center has the potential to supply the region for decades to come. 

   
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Our facility is one of the largest landfill gas-to-electricity generating energy centers in the United States. 
   
The Maryland Heights Renewable Energy Center is just one way that we’re focused on securing Missouri’s energy future. We’re also investing in solar, wind, hydroelectric and other cleaner energy sources. 
 
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See how we're turning landfill gas into renewable energy.
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