Element Markets, LLC, a Houston-based biomethane developer and leading supplier of environmental credits, is constructing a large biomethane project at the APEX Sanitary Landfill in Amsterdam, Ohio. The APEX landfill gas utilization project is expected to produce over 32,000,000 MMBtu of biomethane throughout its operational life, which is sufficient to power over 19,000 homes. Element Markets was selected to construct the project following a highly competitive process conducted by Environmental Logistics Services LLC, owner of the APEX Sanitary Landfill, in which some of the country’s largest landfill gas developers participated. The project will utilize landfill gas to produce pipeline quality biomethane and associated environmental commodities to be sold into the power and transportation sectors.
"We chose Element Markets to develop this project based upon their excellent track record and experience in both development and environmental commodities,” says Darren Rizzo, CEO of Environmental Logistics Services LLC. “They have an outstanding team, and we look forward to continuing the partnership we have developed with them. The energy project will create value for the local community in the form of jobs and tax revenues."
The APEX Sanitary Landfill covers 1,285 acres in Ohio’s rural Jefferson and Harrison Counties. Currently, the landfill is receiving approximately 1,800,000 tons of waste annually, making it one of the fastest growing landfills in the United States.
Element Markets’ in-house development and engineering staff, with decades of experience in landfill gas and gas processing-related projects, will be managing development of the project. The APEX landfill gas utilization project is expected to be operational in 2013.
Angela Schwarz, Chief Executive Officer and President of Element Markets, says, "The Apex project will be an industry-leading project, as the biomethane produced from this plant will be injected into a pipeline to be used as both a generation fuel and a transportation fuel. We look forward to a long and mutually beneficial relationship with both the teams at Environmental Logistics and the APEX Landfill as well as with the local community."
Environmental Logistics Services LLC ("ELS") is a leading provider of solid waste transportation and disposal services for customers throughout the Northeast and Midwest. The Company handles municipal solid waste and construction and demolition debris through five facilities located in New Jersey and Ohio. ELS operates a rail transloading facility in Kearny, New Jersey, a 1,285 acre landfill in Springfield Township, Ohio and a transfer station in Bridgeport, Ohio two transfer stations in New Jersey, Bridgewater Resources, Inc in Bridgewater, New Jersey and ELS Transfer in North Arlington, NJ.
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