In the United States (US), startup Nodal Power, Inc., a developer of patent-pending landfill gas-to-energy data center technology and systems, has emerged from stealth. With proven infrastructure in place, Nodal Power will continue developing methane mitigating on- and off-grid power plants that are fueled using wasted, or flared, landfill gas (LFG).
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Landfill gas (LFG) is a natural byproduct of decomposed organic material. Methane (CH4) makes up 50 percent of LFG, which is roughly 84 times more potent than carbon dioxide (CO2) at trapping heat in the atmosphere on a 20-year time horizon.
Rather than burning or venting landfill gas, it can be turned into renewable electricity.
Nodal Power has created a patent-pending solution to design, develop, and operate renewable power plants utilizing wasted landfill gas (LFG). Its Nodal Controllable Resources (NCR) powers first-of-kind projects enabling optimization of power sales and data center compute loads.
With patent-pending technology and strategic partnerships in the landfill development space, Nodal Power’s vision is to:
- Develop 4 GW of installed grid capacity located at landfills across the United States, which is equivalent to powering over 3.5 million homes with renewable electricity.
- Reach a capacity goal of ~83 MW in three years, which is equivalent to removing 437 000 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2eq) emissions annually.
- Maintain industry-leading uptime and reliability by placing their own data centers on-site to use some of the electricity and provide a place for energy to go when it’s not economical to send it to the grid.
Nodal Power plans to raise additional capital and seek partners that share the company’s vision to bring more renewable electricity to homes while reducing harmful methane emissions.
At Nodal Power, we see a significant opportunity in landfills, which have traditionally been an undeveloped and underutilized source of renewable energy. We’ve been operating in stealth for four years to refine our model, and now we’re excited to share our mission with the world and scale with the right partners to shape a small part of a more green future, said Bryan Black, CEO of Nodal Power.