- DTE Biomass, a subsidiary of DTE Energy, announced the completion of its landfill gas-to-energy project at the Uwharrie Environmental landfill in Mt. Gilead, NC.
- The 9.6 megawatt facility is owned and operated by Republic Services of North Carolina.
- Methane produced on site will be sold to Duke Energy Progress as a renewable energy.
The plant in Mt. Gilead will more than double DTE Biomass’ generation capacity in the state. The energy firm currently runs six renewable energy projects. Mark Cousino, the president of DTE Biomass, said, “This collaboration was instrumental in the successful launch of the project and provides a solid foundation for continued growth of these partnerships moving forward.”
Earlier this month, DTE Biomass Energy announced another gas-to-energy project at the Sunshine Canyon landfill in Sylmar, CA. This site is capable of producing enough energy to power 25,000 homes.