INGENCO nears permit for 6-MW landfill gas project in Virginia

The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality is taking public comment until Oct. 10, with a Sept. 25 local public hearing planned, on a draft air permit for a 6.3-MW landfill gas power project of INGENCO Renewable Development LLC.

This is a Major Source Construction Permit and it covers a facility to be located at the Bristol Virginia Integrated Solid Waste Management Facility, 2125 Shakesville Road in Bristol, Va. INGENCO Renewable Development currently operates several permitted stationary sources of air pollution in Virginia similar to this new facility.

The proposed new emissions source includes one Hydrotherm PB-105/120W boiler rated at 0.13 million Btu per hour; 18 Detroit Diesel Series 60 (12.7 liter) compression ignition engines, each rated at 475 horsepower and manufactured in 1998 or earlier; one 12,000-gallon capacity storage tank and one 275-gallon capacity storage tank, both for fuel oil storage; one 500-gallon capacity storage tank for diesel lube oil storage; and, one 500-gallon capacity storage tank for used lube oil storage. The proposed fuel for the boiler is No. 2 fuel oil.

The engines will be arranged in three groups with six engines per group. Each group will exhaust through a single stack. Each engine will drive a generator capable of producing up to 350 kW, for a total generating capacity for the facility of 6.3 MW. The engines can operate in single fuel mode burning only liquid fuel, or in dual fuel mode burning liquid fuel and landfill gas.

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Barry Cassell is Chief Analyst for GenerationHub covering coal and emission controls issues, projects and policy. He has covered the coal and power generation industry for more than 24 years, beginning in November 2011 at GenerationHub and prior to that as editor of SNL Energy’s Coal Report. He was formerly with Coal Outlook for 15 years as the publication’s editor and contributing writer, and prior to that he was editor of Coal & Synfuels Technology and associate editor of The Energy Report. He has a bachelor’s degree from Central Michigan University.