The Saga of Trail Ridge Landfill continues in earnest. Are methane gas ROYALTIES the underlying reason for this never-ending battle? We have yet to discover!
SO FAR …
Jacksonville, Fla. (July 28, 2008) – City of Jacksonville, Landfill Energy Systems, and Waste Management. JEA will purchase from
Landfill Energy Systems the power generated from methane, the landfill gas. …
Bill Owen, vice president of Landfill Energy Systems (LES) said, “We’re very excited about building one of Florida’s largest landfill gas-to-energy plants right here in Jacksonville. This project is unique in that it involves many parties working together to achieve a common goal of creating an environmentally beneficial project for the citizens of Jacksonville. JEA, the City of Jacksonville, Waste Management and LES are working together to make this project a success.”
Cash for Gas
“Republic is very excited to add this project to our portfolio of more than 80 landfill-gas-to-energy projects,” said Bill Held, senior director of renewable energy for Republic, in a press release.
TO ADD TO THE CONFUSION …
IStockAnalyst on March 13, 2009, reported that the Florida Times-Union’s Tia Mitchell’s on March 13 reported:
Landfill Trash to Light Up City JEA Would Convert Trail Ridge Methane into a Renewable Energy Source.
... The city [COJ] has received nearly $1 million under the agreement [with LES] and will receive $193,500 for the next 22 years under the contract terms.
OUR NEXT CHAPTER … Trail Ridge Biomass War!
— k. a. gardner