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The Jenkins Brick manufacturing facility in St. Clair County, Ala., consulted with CH2M Hill to power their plant with landfill gas. This is the second plant the company has built to utilize energy from landfill gas. Using landfill gas will satisfy 40 percent of the plant’s initial energy needs; this percentage will increase to 100 percent over the next 10 years as the landfill grows.
The company expects the new system to result in reduced operating costs and greenhouse emissions. “The fact that this is the world’s largest brick manufacturing facility and Jenkins’ second plant to utilize landfill gas shows their desire to be good stewards of the environment and provides an example for all manufacturing firms to follow,” said Beth Vaughan, CH2M HILL project manager. “As a firm with deep environmental roots, CH2M HILL was proud to be a part of this sustainable project.”
The plant held its grand opening on October 20.