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Trash to energy: Oklahoma business fires bricks with landfill gas 05/17/2012

NativeEnergy’s Wewoka Biogas Project is capturing methane gas and putting it to good use.
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Wewoka project developer named “Industry Partner
of the Year”01/26/2012

Our friends at Enerdyne Power Systems
have been recognized by the U.S. EPA’s Landfill Methane Outreach Project.
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Landfill gas to power brick company's kilns10/22/2011

The Oklahoman | Most businesses probably wouldn't want to have a landfill next door, but it's working out well for Commercial Brick Corp.
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NativeEnergy celebrates Wewoka Project dedication10/21/2011

The Wewoka Biogas Project dedication ceremony proved that expectations are often false and community can be found in surprising places.
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Wewoka construction advances09/08/2011

Despite oppressive heat and a lingering summer, the Wewoka Biogas Project in Oklahoma is well under way.
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Wewoka Biogas Project

This project enables a family-owned brick company to use landfill gas to fire its kilns.

Carbon Project Type: Landfill Gas-to-Energy
Location: Wewoka, Oklahoma, U.S.A.
Year: 2011
Volume: 30,000 metric tons per year
Standard: Verified Carbon Standard

Commercial Brick Corporation’s owner Bob Hartsock is passionate about bricks. From gray shale-based bricks that turn red when fired, to unusual and exotic brick blends, he can describe at length the products his company offers. And, since its founding in 1925, Commercial Brick has supplied materials to homes and businesses throughout the country. Bricks aren’t the only thing the manufacturer supplies, however — as the largest employer in rural Wewoka, Oklahoma, they are also a key source of jobs for hundreds of local families.

As natural gas prices rise, the Hartsocks have been searching for alternative ways to heat their kilns. The solution has come from an unexpected source: the landfill next door.

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