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Solid Waste Management

Edinburg LFG High BTU Project


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The City of Edinburg Landfill and Edinburg Renewables, LLC. have partnered together to expand the City's current collection and extraction system to build  a new High BTU  project and facility that will allow for the  capture and conversion  of the Landfill’s Bio Gas and/or any of its by-products to be used as a renewable energy source offering the potential of its marketability and sale.

The project is a 20 to 30 year long term partnership with the City that is projected to have a long-term positive impact on the City’s ability to maintain current and future air emission compliance, reduce operating expenses and yielding positive revenue from this process in the form of royalty payments from the sale of the end use product(s).

Landfill gas (LFG) is a natural byproduct of the decomposition of organic material in landfills. LFG is composed of roughly 50 percent methane (the primary component of natural gas), 50 percent carbon dioxide (CO2) and a small amount of non-methane organic compounds.

This project will mine existing raw landfill gas; compress the raw landfill gas, and  remove a majority of the sulfur compounds . Then the carbon dioxide component is then reduced  resulting in a product that is then sold to a commercial pipeline provider which in turn will result in a royalty revenue for the landfill.
Our current focus is the production of high-BTU pipeline quality gas from LFG. This requires extensive processing to remove all moisture, trace components, and carbon dioxide from the raw LFG resulting   in virtually pure methane that must meet strict quality standards before it may be injected into utility company pipelines for mixing with natural gas, and distributed and sold to gas customers.

Additionally, our high BTU product may be compressed to levels approximately 3,000 psi which  is then referred to as CNG. This form of fuel is extremely economical, and has found uses in powering CNG-fueled vehicle fleets a significant source of cost-containment. 

Current estimates of elimnated Greenhouse gas emsissions by producing an alternate fuel source :

GH Emissions