EIF Renewable Energy Holdings, a leading landfill gas-to-energy company, and Seneca Meadows, Inc., an environmental award winning waste management company, today announced the opening of Seneca Energy II, a landfill gas-to-renewable natural gas facility located at the Seneca Meadows Landfill in Seneca Falls, NY. The companies celebrated the opening of the facility at a ribbon cutting ceremony on July 22nd.
EIF Renewable Energy Holdings, through its subsidiary Innovative Energy Systems, built Seneca Energy II adjacent to the existing landfill gas-to-electric power generation facility, which has been operational since 1996. Seneca Energy now consists of the existing 17.6 MW landfill gas-to-electric power generation facility and the recently commissioned and operational renewable natural gas facility, which will produce the equivalent of 25,000 gallons of vehicle fuel per day. The new renewable natural gas facility treats and refines landfill gas from the Seneca Meadows Landfill and converts it to pipeline quality renewable natural gas (RNG). The RNG is then moved through the existing natural gas pipeline system to either make electricity with renewable natural gas in an existing natural gas power plant or it can be converted into compressed natural gas for use in vehicles.
“The opening of this innovative RNG facility is another positive step for the use of domestic renewable energy to drive cost-effective and cleaner energy production by enabling the conversion of landfill gas from waste into power generation and transportation fuel,” said Richard M. DiGia, President & CEO of EIF Renewable Energy Holdings. “Our portfolio of landfill gas projects is playing a critical role in displacing the use of fossil fuels and reducing imports of foreign oil, while producing a significantly cleaner fuel than gasoline or diesel. On behalf of the EIFREH management team, I would like to thank all of our partners who made this project a success.”
“Seneca Meadows is proud to partner with EIF Renewable Energy Holdings for the development of another eco-friendly business in Seneca County,” said Don Gentilcore, Area Manager for Seneca Meadows. “Businesses like Seneca Energy and Seneca Energy II benefit all of us: they keep our energy and fuel production here in the U.S., provide good paying jobs, and reduce our nation’s reliance on foreign oil. They also help preserve our natural resources. Partnering with environmentally responsible businesses that stimulate our local economy is just one more way that Seneca Meadows is working to be a valued partner and trusted neighbor to our community.”
About EIF Renewable Energy Holdings
Headquartered in Novi, MI, EIF Renewable Energy Holdings is one of the premier landfill gas-to-energy companies in the United States. Through its mergers of Landfill Energy Systems, Innovative Energy Systems and Timberline Energy, the company has developed over 50 projects across the U.S. during the past 25 years building plants that meet strict air permitting regulations from New York to California, and has worked with both public and private landfill owners and 25 different utilities. EIF Renewable Energy Holdings has the installed capacity to process in excess of 50 billion cubic feet of landfill gas into 2.2 million mega-watt hours of renewable energy, eliminating the equivalent of 11 million tons of carbon dioxide from rising into the atmosphere. EIF Renewable Energy Holdings owns and operates a diversified portfolio of landfill gas projects across 17 states, collectively representing nearly 265 MWe of base load renewable energy capacity. The company’s portfolio includes 35 projects that produce electricity or pipeline-quality renewable natural gas. EIF Renewable Energy Holdings also provides operations and maintenance services to ten projects owned by third parties. For additional information, please visit: www.landfillenergy.com
About Seneca Meadows, Inc.
Seneca Meadows, Inc. is dedicated to the preservation and advancement of the environment. Since its inception in 1983, they have earned the support of national environmental organizations for their exemplary compliance record and numerous environmental initiatives.
Centrally located in Seneca Falls, New York, Seneca Meadows is the primary disposal facility for businesses and communities throughout the State. In environmental controls, mitigation, and their every day operations, Seneca Meadows exceeds regulatory requirements, providing the highest quality service for their customers and their community.
This commitment to excellence has earned Seneca Meadows the support of prestigious environmental organizations, such as: the National Audubon Society, Ducks Unlimited, and Trout Unlimited. Their efforts have also secured such honors as the 2003 Seneca County Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year Award, the 2009 Rochester Business Journal’s Environmental Leadership Award and the 2012 SWANA Excellence Award for landfill management.