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Potrero Hills Energy Producers, a partnership between Michigan-based DTE Biomass Energy Inc. and Greenville-based Pacolet Milliken Enterprises, recently started generating electricity from landfill gas. This cleaner source of electricity comes from a newly constructed renewable energy facility at the Potrero Hills Landfill in Suisun City, Calif.

The power plant uses advanced engine-generating technology to deliver enough renewable electricity to power 10,000 California homes. The landfill gas-to-energy facility is equipped with advanced environmental controls that treat incoming landfill gas to reduce sulfur content prior to combustion, thereby reducing emissions of sulfur dioxide.

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“This project will help California meet its renewable energy goals, and we’re proud to be a part of that,” said Ralph Walker, executive VP of Pacolet Milliken Enterprises. “Converting waste to power is good for the environment and the community.”

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