Landfills Customer Stories

Cat® Generator Set Converts Landfill Waste into Energy

Seeking emission and waste control, the Cedar Rapids Linn County Solid Waste Agency installed a Cat® G3520C generator set, successfully reducing emissions and transforming compost into usable power.

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CEDAR rapids

METHANE GAS and STRICT EMISSIONS TURNED INTO 22 MW OF ELECTRICITY WITH CAT POWER

One of the largest landfills in the U.S. faced strict California emission standards and limited space for a power system that could turn the methane gas from 31 million tons of waste into electricity. 

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Bowerman Landfill

Collecting Tomorrow’s Energy

Granger Energy Services was the first company in Michigan to make practical use of landfill gas for renewable energy production. They use methane gas to produce highly reliable, base-load power. With four Cat G3520C gensets, Granger is able to produce annual energy savings equating to heat for more than 34,500 homes, and enough electricity to power more than 3,800 homes. And Cat ET software monitors every aspect of generator set operation.

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Granger Energy Services

Landfills

Power your world with sustainable practices. Cat® generator sets are designed to collect, clean and run on harmful gases produced by landfills. It’s reliable power that promises to reduce your environmental impact.

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Landfills

Electric Power products

Any size or shape. In any regulatory environment. When you need power, Caterpillar is equal to the challenge. Our generators are used in a variety of applications.

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Electric Power products