NEWS, SPORTS and WEATHER from WCBI.com


Deprecated: Function eregi() is deprecated in /var/www/wcbi.com/htdocs/newsadmin/show_news.php on line 21

Deprecated: Function eregi() is deprecated in /var/www/wcbi.com/htdocs/newsadmin/show_news.php on line 41

Cash from Trash

Posted by Michelle Lowe | August 14, 2012 / 06:31pm | Local News, Political

PONTOTOC COUNTY, Miss. - (WCBI) Another Northeast Mississippi landfill turns on the alternative fuels pipeline.

Local, state and national officials Tuesday dedicated a methane to electricity operation at the Three Rivers Landfill in Pontotoc County.

The system mines methane generated by decaying garbage and pumps to a generator where the ignited methane creates electricity.

The Pontotoc Power Association buys the clean energy through a deal with T.V.A. Representatives say it's a partnership that will provide a number of benefits to residents in the region.

"This project will help save money, will help create jobs, provides enough power for 800 local Mississippi homes. The real win/win is that Three Rivers has taken a renewable, natural, clean resource and turned it into electricity," says T.V.A Sales/Marketing Representative David Sparks.

Golden Triangle Landfill started a similar system last year.

 

 

Content Management Powered by CuteNews


Follow UsSOCIAL PORTAL

follow us on facebook follow us on facebook Get our mobile app for iPhone and iPad Get the WCBI mobile app for Android