How to turn trash into electricity
Residential and commercial garbage is collected throughout the MOA and disposed at the Anchorage Regional Landfill (ARL).
During the decomposition, organic matter emits a powerful gas. The gas is chilled to remove moisture before being delivered to a power plant at ARL.
The chilled gas is then burned by 5 engines, creating 7 mega-watts of electricity for JBER's Fort Richardson!
The ARL landfill gas to energy project won a Silver Achievement Award from the Solid Waste Assoc. of North America (SWANA).