Giant Renewable Landfll-Gas-to-
Energy Project Meets California
Strict Emission Standards
Montauk Energy worked with Caterpillar Financial
Services Corporation to develop and commission
a $60 million, 113,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art
renewable energy power plant to generate electrical
power by capturing and conditioning the landfll gas.
Aerial view of the
methane recovery and
PATRICK BARRETT, Contributor
As a sprawling 725-acre operation, the F.R. Bowerman Landfll is one of the largest landflls in the United States. The landfll, located in Orange County, California, contains an estimated 31 million tons of waste.
When solid waste in a landfll decomposes, a natural by-
product with high amounts of methane is released. This potent
greenhouse gas can poten-
tially affect global warm-
ing, climate change, ozone
depletion and sea level rise,
as well as having a nega-
tive impact on biodiversity.
In order to better manage
and reuse this onsite waste,