The Lorain County Landfill Power Station uses a system that refines gases from organic materials found in municipal solid waste, and converts the gases into a renewable energy source that is then recycled into the power grid. This process not only creates energy but provides a cost return for the landfill.
Energy Developments, Inc. (EDI) selected IPS to serve as the General Contractor for the landfill gas treatment project at the Lorain County Landfill. This station generates 10.9 MW of electricity while receiving 4,200 SCFM of landfill gas.
The project goal was to remove siloxane from the LFG in order to then convert the gas into reusable energy more efficiently. Two Dominick Hunter siloxane removal units were installed in the existing LFG pipeline feeding the engines. To support integration of these units, blowers, coolers, and heat exchangers were installed in the system to boost pressure and condition the gas. A thermal oxidizer off-gas flare was installed to burn-off the byproduct from the Dominick Hunter units. IPS was responsible for the complete build-out scope to include site work, concrete foundations, equipment setting, masonry, carpentry, mechanical, piping, electrical, and controls work.