Global Energy Systems (GES), a subsidiary of Global Energy Holdings Group, Inc. (GNH), has signed an agreement with Charlotte county, Florida, to develop a landfill gas sequestration and energy facility at the Charlotte county Zemel Road landfill. As per the agreement, GES has purchased all the rights for landfill gas generated at the Charlotte county, Florida Zemel Road landfill from North American Natural Resources-Southeast, LLC.

The facility is located two hours south of Tampa, the Zemel Road landfill. It produces methane, a natural gas, generated from the decomposition of its waste. Methane is a greenhouse gas 23 times more potent that carbon dioxide. This landfill gas is flared to stop its escape into the atmosphere. Instead of flaring the gas, GES will build and operate a landfill gas collection system and onsite energy plant for local electricity production.

And with the purchase, the company has the right to build and operate a landfill gas to electricity project at the Zemel Road landfill.

GES anticipates to make a $6,000,000 investment at the landfill for infrastructure and power generation equipment.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) limits the maximum level of pollution that a stationary source may produce. Based on its greenhouse gas emissions, the Zemel Road landfill has not reached this level and, therefore, does not require mandatory gas collection. However, by implementing this landfill gas project, Charlotte county and GES are working together to voluntarily curb the landfill’s emissions.

This renewable energy project is not only good for the environment but will generate potentially $1,000,000 in annual revenues for Charlotte county, a win-win situation for Global Energy, Charlotte county and Mother Earth, says Roger Lescrynski, project manager, Charlotte county environmental & extension services.

Our nation has a vast supply of untapped waste resources for energy production, says Don White, vice president of sales and business development of GES. By developing our landfill gas infrastructure, we can prevent the escape of a harmful greenhouse gases and reduce our dependency on traditional fossil fuels by generation of a renewable energy source.

The landfill will provide enough gas to generate enough electricity to power 1,500 homes in Charlotte county every year. This proactive approach to carbon dioxide emissions reductions has the equivalent benefit of removing 17,000 vehicles from our roadways, says Charlie Wall, chief operating officer of GES.