HOUSTON, Oct. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- WCA, Morrow Renewables, and Enerdyne Power Systems are hosting a ribbon-cutting ceremony for their collaborative joint high BTU landfill gas-to-energy project at the WCA-Fort Bend County Landfill in Needville, Texas. The Fort Bend Landfill serves disposal needs for much of the greater Houston region. The gas project recovers methane gas from the landfill and converts it to pipeline quality natural gas, which is pumped into a pipeline for public use. The project is beneficial to the environment by reducing greenhouse gas emissions. WCA is determined to be part of the environmental solution in the Houston region by improving local air quality while encouraging economic development and job creation.
"WCA is pleased to announce the activation of this landfill gas-to-energy station as its next step in increasing our sustainability efforts," said Derrick Standley, Vice President of Landfill Operations. "WCA embraces new opportunities to improve the communities in which we live and work."
Landfill gas (or bio gas) is created when organic material decomposes in a municipal solid waste landfill. It is a readily available, local alternative energy source. The bio gas can be converted and used in many ways: to generate electricity generation, manufacturing or, as an alternative vehicle fuel. The annual reduction of greenhouse gases attributable to this project is approximately equivalent to the carbon dioxide emissions from nearly 468,000 barrels of oil or 22,557,000 gallons of gasoline consumed, or the carbon sequestered annually by nearly 165,000 acres of pine or fir forests.
The ongoing production and development of this landfill gas facility will create dozens of jobs in the Houston area.
About WCA Waste Corporation
WCA Waste Corporation is a vertically-integrated waste services company engaged in the collection, transportation, processing and disposal of non-hazardous solid waste. The Company's operations currently consist of 22 landfills, 24 transfer stations/material recovery facilities and 25 collection operations located throughout Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Kansas, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Texas. More information about WCA can be found at www.wcawaste.com.
About Enerdyne Power Systems
Headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, Enerdyne Power Systems is a turn-key developer, owner, and operator of renewable energy projects across the southern United States. The Company offers full design, engineering, construction, and operation assistance to Landfill Owners, Municipalities and Landfill Management Companies.
Information about Enerdyne Power Systems can be found at www.EnerdynePowerSystems.com.
About Morrow Renewables
Morrow Renewables provides an integrated, end-to-end high btu landfill gas-to-energy (LFGTE) solution to the municipal solid waste (MSW) sector. Working with landfill owners, operators and waste management companies, Morrow Renewables develops, manufactures, and operates projects that capture and process vented and fugitive methane to generate new revenue streams and reduce compliance risk for landfill partners. Morrow Renewables has extensive experience in designing, manufacturing and operating landfill gas treatment plants with greater than 97% run time. The Ft Bend Regional Landfill LFGTE facility is the latest to begin operation for Morrow Renewables. Morrow owns and operates four other facilities in: Ft. Smith, AR, Welsh, LA, Tyler, TX, and Alvarado, TX.
For further information, please contact:
Michael A. Roy
Vice President – General Counsel, WCA
SOURCE WCA Waste Corporation