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Fort Benning landfill gas to generate electricity

FORT BENNING, Ga. (AP) - Gas from Fort Benning's landfill will soon be used to make electric power.

The west Georgia Army post is teaming up with FlexEnergy Inc. for the project.

Fort Benning officials say the landfill will convert landfill gas into enough renewable electricity to power 250 homes. They say using the waste will create clean energy with zero emissions.

The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer reports that Vernon Duck, Fort Benning's energy manager, says the clean electricity will power internal operations and help reach the Department of Defense's goals of energy independence, renewable energy and sustainability.

Duck says an operations test was conducted in August and it produced up to 230 kilowatt of renewable energy. He says the system will generate electricity full time after more tests are completed during the next two weeks.

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