The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) has approved FirmGreen Energy’s (FGE) construction of its landfill gas processing center, called a Green Energy Center, adjacent to the Franklin County landfill in Grove City, Ohio. (Earlier post.)
FGE will use its licensed CO2 Wash technology to clean and process the landfill gas (LFG) for use in electrical generation and the production of CNG and methanol. The plant is permitted to produce up to 20 million gallons of methanol annually for use in biodiesel production and fuel cell technology.
Initially the Green Energy Center will produce CNG to fuel the fleet of the landfill operator, and generate electricity for the landfill’s administrative and maintenance buildings. Additional CNG production will be available to power school and transit buses.
Mitsubishi Gas Chemical America (MGCA) has contracted to purchase up to 4 million gallons annually of the methanol production. FGE plans to sell other methanol to local biodiesel production facilities.