Trash to gas grows renewable energy plant Trash to gas grows renewable energy plant https://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=178282017-10-03T05:00:00Z2017-10-03T22:05:00Z

​​​​​​​​The Pine Hill landfill in KilgoreKILGORE, GREGG AND RUSK COUNTIES – The Pine Hill Landfill takes in 1,100 tons of trash a day, and—thanks to a new renewable energy facility on site—food scraps, paper and other organic materials no longer will go to waste after they decompose into methane gas.

The plant can generate enough energy from methane gas to heat 4,800 homes a year.

However, the facility does not provide energy for the Longview area.

The plant, which resembles a utility company substation, compresses methane gas. 

More than 100 extraction wells at the 240-acre landfill off Industrial Blvd. near Kilgore take the gas to the plant, which, in turn, connects the gas to an off-site pipeline that operates like an interstate highway.

The plant can generate 404.7 million cubic feet of renewable natural gas a year. 

The renewable energy plant is the 46th of its kind in the United States and the seventh in Texas.
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