Landfill Gas Capture
The Fulton County Mud Road Sanitary Landfill is located in the town of Johnstown, New York, and is comprised of 30 acres of active landfill with an additional 8.5-acre constructed expansion available for refuse in the future. In 2007, major upgrades and expansions to the existing landfill gas collection system were undertaken in order to produce enough landfill gas of sufficient quality for sale to a landfill gas to energy (LFGTE) plant that consists of two engine gensets. Fulton County’s energy partner, IES, began construction of the LFGTE plant in July 2009 and began operating the plant in June 2010. In addition to the significant GHG emission reductions from the destruction of methane that would otherwise have been released to the atmosphere, the project lowers methane levels in groundwater, increases safety by avoiding methane migration, and reduces emissions of VOCs and other local pollutants.