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Landfill to generate electricity for Montana homes

 


KALISPELL (AP)

A Montana electric cooperative is capturing gas from rotting garbage in the Flathead County landfill and using it to create electricity for area homes. The Flathead Electric Cooperative says the methane it's capturing at the landfill will fuel a 1.6-megawatt power plant and generate enough electricity for nearly 1,000 homes. Landfill gas generators are not u n c o m m o n elsewhere in t h e U n i t e d States, said Ken Sugden, general Manager of the electric cooperative. However, they've been pret ty much absent from Montana until now, he said. The Flathead Elect r i c Cooper...



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