Dubuque, IA Will Soon Have A Cleaner Environment Through Partnership With Enerdyne Power Systems
A new partnership will bring a renewable natural gas project to Dubuque along with jobs and more.
The community of Dubuque Iowa will soon have a cleaner environment with fewer emissions coming from Dubuque Metropolitan Area Solid Waste Agency (DMASWA) landfill. Through a partnership with Enerdyne Power Systems, a Landfill Group company based out of Charlotte, NC, a Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) project will be built on the site of the landfill to capture the gas (predominately Methane) from the ground, treat the gas to meet all pipeline, both federal and local quality standards and then deliver it to a Black Hills pipeline.
Through this project, the local community, state of Iowa and, in general, the environment will reap rewards that this RNG project has to offer through CO2 reduction equivalents, stable landfill rates, reduced RNG prices, and both construction as well as operation jobs to qualified individuals. According to the EPA, the environmental benefits associated with this project are equivalent to reducing the CO2 emissions of 23,378,027 gallons of gasoline each year.
“The Dubuque Metropolitan Area Solid Waste Agency is excited about this new partnership that will allow the methane gas produced in the landfill cells to be harvested, cleansed and sold as Renewable Natural Gas,” said Dave Baker, Chairperson Dubuque County Board of Supervisors, and DMASWA Agency Chairperson. “This is a win for the environment, for the citizen owners of the landfill and for our landfill customers as this new revenue will help us to keep our rates and fees stable going forward” Baker continued.
“We couldn’t be more excited about this project and the benefits it will bring to the entire Dubuque community” explained Landfill Group Managing Director, William Brinker. “This is the type of project that can have a lasting impact for multiple generations.”
About Enerdyne Power Systems and the Landfill Group
Enerdyne is a family-owned company founded in 1991 and is solely focused on the development of projects which convert biogas to renewable energy. With a mission statement of “Leave it better than you found it” they are dedicated to helping communities across the country use renewable energy assets to improve the wellbeing of the community. Having been instrumental in the development of over 60 biogas to energy projects, Enerdyne and its family of companies have been an industry leader since the beginning and have a long track record of successful landfill gas projects.
The Landfill Group, consists of not only Enerdyne but also Advance One Development & Advanced Biogas Systems (“ABS”). Advanced One specializes in construction while ABS manufactures specialty gas treatment equipment. By combining operations, construction, and manufacturing, the Landfill Group is able to provide a fully integrated approach to producing renewable energy from a biogas source.