Landfill to supply methane gas for CHP project

Cummins Power Generation, a division of Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI), is participating in a $6 million project that uses methane gas from the nearby Cherry Island landfill as fuel for a combined heat and power (CHP) system at the Croda manufacturing facility in Delaware. Construction is expected to be finished by September 2012.

Cummins Power Generation, in partnership with Casella Waste Systems, is installing equipment and a low-pressure gas pipeline to condition and transport the landfill gas to multiple end-use customers. Cummins is also designing and providing a complete CHP system, which includes two 1,100 kWe C1100N6C gas generator sets that will use the landfill gas as fuel to produce heat as well as electricity.

In addition to bringing landfill gas and a renewable CHP solution to Croda, Cummins is also working on energy solutions with other companies and public entities near the landfill to provide solutions that will benefit both the public and private sectors with the remainder of the landfill gas that would otherwise be flared.

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