State Energy Program - Cedar Rapids Linn County Solid Waste Agency Landfill Gas Cogeneration Project
CX(s) Applied: B5.1
Location(s): Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Golden Field Office
The Iowa Office of Energy Independence proposes to provide $650,000 State Energy Program funds to the Cedar Rapids/Linn County Solid Waste Agency near Marion, Iowa. The Cedar Rapids/Linn County sanitary landfill has been in operation since 1972. The oldest landfill cells now produce methane which is currently migrating into the atmosphere. The Agency proposes to capture the gas, which will provide a long term (20 year), reliable, local source of electricity and usable heat.