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GAS-TO-ENERGY PROJECT. Salt Lake Valley Landfill. Salt Lake City, Utah. Photo: Gary O. Merrill, GM, Murray City Power (Jan. 2006). General Background. Jointly Owned by Salt Lake City and Salt Lake County Subtitle “D” Landfill Landfill opened in 1993 at current location.

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Salt lake city utah

GAS-TO-ENERGY PROJECT

Salt Lake Valley Landfill

Salt Lake City, Utah

Photo: Gary O. Merrill, GM, Murray City Power (Jan. 2006)


General background
General Background

  • Jointly Owned by Salt Lake City

    and Salt Lake County

  • Subtitle “D” Landfill

  • Landfill opened in 1993 at current location


Landfill information
Landfill Information

  • 9 million TOTAL tons

  • 7 of 11 Modules constructed

  • Nearly 50 year estimated life

  • 500 acre site

  • 54 employees


Landfill services overview
Landfill Services Overview

  • Disposal of Municipal Solid Waste

  • Citizen Unloading Facility

  • Household Hazardous Waste Facility

  • Recycling Information and Outreach Program

  • Composting Operation

  • CFC Removal Program

  • Asbestos acceptance


Landfill gas collection system
Landfill Gas Collection System

  • Control System Description:

    - 34 Vertical Gas extraction wells

    - >15,000 linear feet of horizontal collection pipe

    - >10,000 feet of perimeter header pipe lines

    - Flare Station (until August 2006)

Power Grid

Back-up System

Generator

New Methane Gas line





Power plant details
Power Plant Details

  • Operated by Landfill Energy Systems

  • Landfill gas (Methane - 55%)

    Fuels Large Catepillar Engines

  • Power Plant operates at near capacity of 3.2 Megawatts

  • 2,000+ homes

  • Murray City is beneficiary of Power



Environmental benefits annual total equivalent emissions reduced
Environmental BenefitsAnnual Total Equivalent Emissions Reduced:

  • Removing emissions equivalent to 26,700 vehicles.

  • Planting 38,000 acres of forest.

  • Offsetting the use of 682 railcars of coal.

  • Averting electricity usage of 250,000 lightbulbs.

Calculated from: www.epa.gov/lmop


Special thanks to
Special Thanks to:

  • SLVSWF Landfill Council

  • Salt Lake City

  • SL County

  • Operations Staff

  • Environmental Compliance Staff

  • Recycling Information Office

  • SL Valley Health Department

  • Murray City

  • Landfill Energy Systems

  • Kleinfelder, Inc.


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