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EBR officials expect millions from methane project

Oct 7, 2009 - The Associated Press

East Baton Rouge Parish officials say they expect to earn up to $33 million during the next 20 years with a new methane collection project at the North Baton Rouge Landfill.

Construction is set to begin in November, according to a story in The Advocate of Baton Rouge.

The pipeline will deliver the methane gas produced by the landfill to an ExxonMobil Baton Rouge plant and to a Novolyte Technologies chemical plant.

The methane gas will be used as a substitute for natural gas in the boilers at both plants. Methane gas is a byproduct of decomposition at landfills. Environmental officials say it can be harnessed as an energy source.


Information from: The Advocate, http://www.2theadvocate.com