Landfill Methane To Power POET Plant

An agreement between POET and the City of Sioux Falls, South Dakota will allow methane generated from the Sioux Falls Regional Sanitary Landfill to provide energy for POET’s Chancellor plant. The methane will replace a portion of the natural gas at POET Biorefining – Chancellor, while generating revenue for the landfill.

Under the agreement the methane will initially displace 10 percent of the plant’s natural gas usage, increasing to 30 percent in 2025 as additional methane is generated. The methane will be transported by a 10 mile low-pressure pipeline. POET expects construction to be completed in the second quarter of 2009.

“This is truly a win-win for the City of Sioux Falls, POET, our community and customers of the landfill,” Munson said. “The City feels fortunate to be able to make a significant impact on the environment and improve revenue at the Landfill at the same time,” said Sioux Falls Mayor Dave Munson.

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