Annual Open House Held at New Bern Plant
December 17, 2007
New Bern, North Carolina
New Bern held its annual open house on December 13, 2007. INGENCO’s open house for the brand new 4 MW facility was coupled with the landfill’s annual holiday party luncheon hosted by Joyce Engineering. Reporters and North Carolina legislators were among the over 100 people in attendance as well as Allen Hardison, Executive Director of the Coastal Regional Solid Waste Management Authority (CRSWMA).
CRSWMA is a public authority formed in 1990 as a partnership among Carteret, Craven and Pamlico Counties. It is governed by a seven member Board of Directors appointed by the County Commissioners of the member counties. Members of the Board of Directors also attended the event.
Guests enjoyed a catered buffet lunch, including fresh oysters.
Allied Waste and INGENCO Hold King & Queen Open House
December 11, 2007
King & Queen County, Virginia
On December 7, 2007, Allied Waste and INGENCO held an open house for the new 12 MW King & Queen landfill gas-to-energy plant. Local and state government officials, citizens from the County and employees from INGENCO and Allied Waste attended the function, which included a tour of the plant.
Open House Held for Brunswick Plant
December 10, 2007
Brunswick County, Virginia
On December 6, 2007, Allied Waste and INGENCO held an open house for the new 12 MW Brunswick landfill gas-to-energy plant. Local, state and federal government officials, including a representative from the EPA’s Landfill Methane Outreach Program (LMOP), members of the media, citizens from the County and employees from INGENCO and Allied Waste attended the function. Highlights included a tour of the plant and van rides to the Brunswick landfill site.
INGENCO Named “Green Energy Innovator of the Year” Finalist for Platts 2007 Global Energy Awards
November 5, 2007
INGENCO has been nominated as a finalist for the 2007 Platts Energy Awards as “Green Energy Innovator of the Year.” The black tie awards ceremony will take place on November 29, 2007 at The Ciprani Wall Street in New York City, and will be attended by INGENCO’s President and CEO, Chuck Packard.
Judges for the Platts Energy Awards evaluated nearly 200 entrants and selected finalists based on criteria for the category in which they were nominated, as well as companies’ profiles and financial performance during the designated time frame. Platts, a division of The McGraw-Hill Companies (NYSE: MHP), is a leading global provider of energy and metals information that has been in business for nearly a century. Serving customers across more than 150 countries from 14 offices world-wide, Platts serves the oil, natural gas, electricity, nuclear power, coal, petrochemical and metals markets.
INGENCO’S Brunswick Facility Reaches Commercial Operations
October 19, 2007
Brunswick County, Virginia
The 8MW Landfill Gas to Energy (LFG to E) generating facility began commercial operation on October 8, 2007. This project was constructed in 20 weeks from groundbreaking, using INGENCO’s proprietary pre-engineered modules. Planning is now underway to expand this facility to 12 MW.
The facility is the eighth LFG-to-E project constructed, owned and operated by INGENCO, and the first INGENCO project constructed at a landfill operated by Allied Waste.
INGENCO currently has two more LFG-to-E projects under construction.
Wicomico Plant Holds Open House
October 12, 2007
Wicomico County Council members, both past and present, joined INGENCO staff and several members of the local news media on October 10, 2007, to commemorate the opening of the Wicomico plant, located in Salisbury, Maryland.
Wicomico County Public Works Director Rai Sharma unveiled the gas-to-energy power plant, which generates 6 MW of electricity daily for local use. “Today, in my opinion, we are making history in Wicomico County,” Sharma said. “Who would ever think that when we finally take the trash out of our homes and go bury it somewhere, that there would still be life in that trash,” said County Executive Rick Pollitt. “There would be ways to benefit the community, and taking the garbage that can light homes…it’s a tremendous idea, and we should be proud of the staff in this county.”
The idea to bring the plant to the county’s Newland Park Landfill began in 2002. An agreement between the county and INGENCO was finalized in January 2005. Since then, INGENCO has had to earn permits from Maryland’s Public Service Commission, the state Department of Natural Resources and other state agencies, said Alan Petersen, INGENCO’s Vice President of Development.
The Wicomico plant was fully operational in May.
Source: “Electricity Made from Trash: Wicomico Plant Converts Methane from Decomposition into Usable Power” by Joseph Gidjunis, The Daily Times, Salisbury, Maryland, October 11, 2007.