Greenville Gas Producers has made a $5 million investment in the project, and Duke Energy will purchase the power produced.

The Enoree project captures the gas produced through the natural decay of Greenville County’s household trash and uses two Caterpillar G3520 engines to convert it into electricity. This project can generate about 3.2MW of electricity, which is equivalent to powering about 2,000 average-sized homes annually.

Butch Kirven, chairman of the Greenville County Council, said: The County of Greenville is dedicated to improving the air quality of our environment and our community. By combining the benefits of carbon destruction, power production, and the added sale of carbon credits, this project will be an asset to the community for decades to come.