Hoosier Energy permits landfill-gas-fired project at Modoc, Indiana

The Indiana Department of Environmental Management is out for comment until Nov. 4 on a draft air permit approval that would allow Hoosier Energy REC Inc. to build a landfill gas-fired power station located at 7256 West County Road 600 South, Modoc, Indiana.

An application to construct the facility was received on July 8. The project, called the Hoosier Energy Renewable Energy Station, is being done in cooperation with Randolph Farms Inc., the landfill owner and operator.

The following emission units would be approved for construction at the source:

  • Two Caterpillar reciprocating internal combustion engines with maximum capacity of 2,741 bhp each, identified as EU01 and EU02, which combust landfill gas fuel from the landfill to generate electricity, emissions are uncontrolled, exhausting to stack SV-01 and SV-02;
  • One emergency reciprocating internal combustion engine, with a maximum rated capacity of 140 bhp combusting diesel fuel for use as a fire suppression pump, identified as EU03, emissions are uncontrolled, exhausting to stack SV-03.

Hoosier Energy REC is an affiliate of Hoosier Energy, a generation and transmission cooperative with headquarters in Bloomington, Ind. 

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