California landfill to power Marine Corps base

As a part of the US Navy’s initiative to receive 50% of its energy from alternative sources, California’s Miramar Marine Corps Air Station has signed a 15-year power supply agreement with Miramar Landfill, located adjacent to the base. The Navy and the City of San Diego will work in conjunction with New York-based Fortistar Methane Group to harvest enough methaneĀ  from the landfill–yielding about 3.2 MW–to power approximately 2,461 homes, nearly half of the air station’s energy needs. The project broke ground on July 14th and is set to be finished in December. The practices implemented at the Miramar base are to be used as a model for other military bases in the United States.

(via Waste Management World)

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