You through with that? If so, there's an energy producer out there who could use it.

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) has provided us all with a write up of the many projects in the United States that turn waste products into energy. You can read the details here, or just get the rundown of the projects from the following list (some will be familiar to AutoblogGreen readers, some won't).
  • The Ameren Corporation's coal plant in St. Louis, Missouri blends coal with paint solids waste from a nearby DaimlerChrysler auto plant.
  • Intrinergy's has gasification units to convert wood waste, shredded plastic automotive parts, and other waste into a gas that will fuel two pipe manufacturing plants in Alabama.
  • The Jenkins Brick Company, in Moody, Alabama uses landfill gas to fuel its brick kilns.
  • Alza Corporation in Mountain View, California, uses landfill gas to produces three megawatts of power and hot water for Alza's headquarter facilities.
  • At Fort Meade army base in Maryland, landfill gas will help fuel boilers.
  • Burlington County, New Jersey will build a 7.2-megawatt power plant at the county landfill by the end of 2007.
  • The State of Pennsylvania is encouraging pipeline construction by making highway right-of-ways available for landfill gas pipelines.
  • FuelCell Energy, Inc. has one operating project and two planned projects in California, each involving fuel cells that use methane from anaerobic digesters as fuel.
  • Baltimore, Maryland has an agreement with Johnson Controls, Inc. for electricity, steam, and hot water produced from the methane created at a wastewater treatment plant.
  • Six California dairies work with Environmental Power Corporation (EPC) to digest manure and produce 8 million cubic feet of pipeline-quality methane per day. EPC is also looking at a site in Grand Island, Nebraska.
  • The University of California, Davis is fueling an advanced anaerobic digester with eight tons per week of food scraps produced at local restaurants to produce both methane and hydrogen gas.
[Source: Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)]


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