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Project Profile

Granger Energy Multi-User Project With Conestoga Landfill

LMOP Award Winner
Location:
Morgantown, Pennsylvania
End User(s):
Advanced Food Products, Case New Holland, Dart Corporation, H.R. Ewell, L&S Sweeteners, New Holland Concrete, Tyson Foods
Sector(s):
Industrial, Food products
Landfill(s):
Conestoga Landfill
Landfill Size:
19 million tons waste-in-place (2006)
Project Type:
Direct Thermal (boilers, hot oil heaters, process water heaters, remote thermal oxidizers, ovens, space heater, rooftop building heaters)
Project Size:
3,750 standard cubic feet per minute (scfm)
Environmental Benefits:
Carbon sequestered annually by 10,000 acres of pine or fir forests, annual greenhouse gas emissions from 8,900 passenger vehicles, or carbon dioxide emissions from 108,700 barrels of oil consumed. Annual energy savings equate to heating 12,700 homes. Estimated emissions reductions of 0.0128 million metric tons of carbon equivalents.
LMOP Partners Involved:
Barton and Loguidice, P.C., Cornerstone Environmental Group, LLC, CPL Systems Inc., Gannett Fleming, Inc., Granger Energy, Lee Supply Company, Inc., Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), Pneumatech LLC, Republic Services, Inc.
Last Updated:
7/20/2010

Photo of equipment inside of the Conestoga landfill gas processing facility.

Granger Energy of Morgantown, LLC (Granger) assembled multiple parties and overcame barriers to create one of the largest multi-user projects in the country. A new 9-mile pipeline links two independently owned and operated landfills, a utility, and seven end users. The project's unique project partnership and promotion of landfill gas (LFG) energy projects earned it recognition as a 2008 LMOP Project of the Year.

Granger forged its first partnership with a regulated utility, UGI. An industry leader in safely operating natural gas pipelines, UGI procured 36 easements over a 2-year period and managed the construction of the pipeline. Four new industry direct users brought the total number of direct users between the landfills to seven.

To monitor LFG pressure across the 24-mile network, Granger installed an advanced communication system at both LFG processing facilities. The system monitors gas usage by multiple users and LFG flow data in real time. With real-time data, Granger can make adjustments in the pipeline to ensure users a constant flow and pressure of LFG.

The project's highlights include the following:

  • Designed for 7,200 scfm, the LFG processing facility is one of the largest in the country
  • 9-mile pipeline bores under four highways and two year-round streams
  • 27 acres were purchased to house the off-site LFG processing facility
  • 13,000 sq.ft. LFG processing facility was constructed in only 5 months
  • Project serves 23 boilers, four oil heaters, two process water heaters, four ovens, two remote thermal oxidizers, one space heater, and two rooftop building heaters

To promote LFG energy projects, a Community Education Room in the new LFG processing facility hosts tour groups and classes. Visitors can meet in dedicated facilities to learn about LFG as a renewable energy resource and can view real-time measurement of power being produced.

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