A renewable natural gas facility could be operational in Falls Township by 2024, significantly reducing greenhouse gases and expanding the availability of local jobs. The Falls Township Board of Supervisors has granted preliminary and final land development approval for WM to construct two 20,000-square-foot renewable natural gas plants on a portion of the company’s 47-acre Fairless Landfill complex in Falls.

The site houses the Fairless, GROWS and GROWS North landfills. The renewable natural gas facility would replace ultra-low emission flares used as the primary control for the landfill gas generated from the facilities. As part of the $90 million project, Waste Management attorney Mike Meginniss said the flares would be decommissioned. “This is one we’re very proud of and we think the township could be proud of,” Meginniss said of the project during Monday night’s supervisors meeting.

Waste Management Project Manager Eric Oehling said the undertaking has been years in the making. Once operational, it will be the company’s sixth renewable natural gas facility. Waste Management currently operates five other gas-to-energy facilities. Oehling anticipates the plant spanning the “life of the landfill, plus 20 or 30 years.”

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Author: Dino Ciliberti, Patch.com
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