Published on August 26, 2007
Cedar Hills Landfill Gas: Cedar Hills Landfill Gas Beneficial Use Project Slide2: Ingenco is a Virginia-based company that has produced renewable energy in the United States from LFG for many years. Ingenco is a portfolio company of First Reserve, the largest private equity firm investing solely in energy assets with over $12 billion under management. Ingenco has 6 LFG operating facilities and 4 in construction. The Cedar Hills Project: The Cedar Hills Project Produces Pipeline quality gas from the Landfill Gas Over 80% of the Methane content of the LFG will be used to offset imports from Canada or the Rockies. The project will utilize over 90% of the methane currently flared. The process will produce extremely low emissions. The INGENCO Gas Process: The INGENCO Gas Process Will utilize less than 2 acres of land. Produces pipeline quality gas with no cryogenic components or processes. Ingenco process uses simple adsorption and filtering techniques including state-of-the-art membranes. Plant is designed to operate 24 hours per day year round to maximize beneficial use of landfill gas. Plant will use a reject gas stream for electric generation to self power a portion of the process – resulting in 90% of the LFG being used beneficially. King County Benefits: King County Benefits Project will provide a local supply of natural gas. King County will retain all carbon credits and benefits. County will receive estimated payments of over $1.3 million per year for LFG purchases, property and B andamp; O taxes. County receives 25% of all gas sales above $6.50 per MMBTU as a bonus. Timing of the Project: Timing of the Project Minimal Permitting required for Gas Separation process. Commercial operation is anticipated to be 15 months from receipt of County permits. A power project of this size would take at least an additional year to permit. On-line target is November of 2008.