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Gas to energy

Landfill methane powers federal prison

October 12, 2012
dsp By MATT HUTCHINSON (mhutchinson@sungazette.com) , Williamsport Sun-Gazette

ALLENWOOD - It takes about two years for organic materials found in garbage dumps to decompose into methane, but the Lycoming County Landfill is using the waste byproduct right now to produce electricity and heat in an environmentally friendly way.

 
 

 

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