The City of Toledo is developing a 10 MW "green power" landfill methane gas cogeneration facility at its Bay View Wastewater Treatment Plant that is expected to give economic, environmental, and reliability benefits to the city. According to Martin F. Ellman, PE, DGCP, senior technical manager,
Energy Technology, Middough Inc., biogas from the Hoffman Rd. Sanitary Landfill, currently being flared, will fuel the cogeneration facility to prov ide primary power for the Bay View WWTP and other city facilities. The cogeneration facility will also be fueled using digester biogas generated at Bay View WWTP.
Toledo has contracted with Middough Inc. to provide engineering and design services for the cogeneration system and related facilities and with Solar Turbines Inc. to provide the combined cycle cogeneration systems, other plant equipment and gas treatment and cleaning systems equipment. Infrasource and Barton Malow will construct the landfill gas pipeline and the building, scheduled to be in full operation next spring.