methane http://wkyufm.org en Beshear Awards $100,000 State Grant to Glasgow Project Designed to Convert Methane into Energy http://wkyufm.org/post/beshear-awards-100000-state-grant-glasgow-project-designed-convert-methane-energy <p>The city of Glasgow has taken another step toward limiting the impact of methane gas released from its landfill.</p><p>Governor Steve Beshear was in Barren County Wednesday to present Glasgow city leaders with a $100,000 grant from the state to pursue a landfill gas generation project.</p><p>Currently, methane emitted from garbage at local landfills is vented into the atmosphere. Under the new plan, methane would be piped into a generator and converted into electricity.</p><p>“This methane gas to electricity process is something we need to do more of in this country," Beshear said. "And to take refuge in a landfill, and take the methane gas off of that and turn it into electricity and put it on the grid so that people can use it--it saves us all money, it saves the environment.”</p><p>Glasgow mayor Rhonda Trautman says the city is acting now to avoid problems later. Wed, 09 Apr 2014 20:42:58 +0000 Kevin Willis 46367 at http://wkyufm.org Glasgow Hopes to Turn Methane from Landfills into Electricity, Avoid Sending it Into Atmosphere http://wkyufm.org/post/glasgow-hopes-turn-methane-landfills-electricity-avoid-sending-it-atmosphere <p>The city of Glasgow is joining forces with regional power providers to make better economic and environmental use of methane emitted from local landfills.</p><p>Following a vote this week by the Glasgow City Council, mayor Rhonda Riherd Trautman can now open negotiations with Farmers Rural Electric Cooperative and East Kentucky Power Cooperative to create a landfill gas generation project.</p><p>Currently, methane emitted from garbage at local landfills is vented into the atmosphere. Under the new plan, methane would be piped into a generator and converted into electricity.</p><p>Trautman says the city is trying to act in advance of new federal regulations regarding methane that go into effect in 2016. Tue, 09 Apr 2013 20:49:41 +0000 Kevin Willis 29189 at http://wkyufm.org