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.
“We’ve had successful gas
energy landfll projects in
Texas and Oklahoma, but
this project was unique not
only for its immense size but
also for the strict emission
requirements in place in California,” said Dave Herrman,
CEO and President of Montauk Energy.
The Bowerman project is subject to regular inspections from
the California Integrated Waste Management Board and the
Board’s local enforcement agency, the California Regional Water
Quality Control Board, in addition to the South Coast Air Quality
Management District to ensure compliance with those regulations.
“With every new project, we look to leverage technology and
innovation to increase effciency and productivity with less
impact on the environment and help our customers do the same,”
added Patrick Barrett, a territory manager with Caterpillar.
In order to convert the waste into a renewable resource, Montauk Energy required generator sets with gas cleanup and emissions reduction technology to meet stringent standards.
Montauk Energy worked with Cat dealer Cleveland Brothers
to develop a sustainable solution for converting waste from the
anaerobic digestion process into renewable energy. Seven Cat
CG260 generator sets with reciprocating engines were supplied
for a total of 22 MW of electricity capacity.
“By law, the landfll gas must be fared because it can’t be
put directly into the atmosphere as methane however now it
Seven Cat CG260 generator sets consume landfill
gas and deliver power to the residences, schools
and businesses of Orange County, California.