Granger Energy nears permit for Pennsylvania landfill gas project

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection is taking 30 days of comment, from May 25, on a draft air permit to allow Granger Energy of Morgantown LLC to install two landfill-gas-fired engines.

The permit covers the installation of two 2,233 bHP (1,600 kW) Caterpillar G3520C landfill-gas-fired engines, two additional compressors and one 2,000 acfm LFG Specialties EF945110 enclosed flare, said a DEP notice in the May 25 Pennsylvania Bulletin.

The flare will prevent raw landfill gas from being vented to the outside should any or all engines cease to operate. Additionally, the configuration of the incoming pipeline will be modified to allow for the direct feed from the first stage of compression within the Granger Energy of Morgantown plant and from the common pipeline.

This is currently a minor facility; however, the installation of the proposed equipment will cause the facility to become a major Title V facility.

Granger Energy is based in Lansing, Mich., and its website shows that it has a number of landfills and landfill-gas recovery projects, including the Conestoga facility at Morgantown, Pa.

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