Magellan EnviroGas Resources LLC awarded ARC a contract to perform pre-operational phase services, to check out and start-up and commence commercial operations of the gas processing facilities on the Waste Management Monroeville and Valley landfills near Pittsburgh, PA. (Both of these facilities had been build, but never completed by a previous owner.) Both of these landfill systems utilize membrane technology to clean up the raw landfill gas stream. The processed methane is delivered into the local natural gas pipeline. ARC Technologies also designed and installed our proprietary control systems for bio-gas processing on both of these Waste Management landfills.
Because of ARC's experience and expertise relating to the operation and maintenance of membrane landfill gas facilities, Magellan EnviroGas Resources LLC issued an O&M contract to ARC for the gas processing facilities on the Waste Management Monroeville and Valley landfills near Pittsburgh, PA.
A.R.C. Technologies' first plant, located on the Waste Management South Hills Landfill, was successfully commissioned and began pumping gas in May 2008. This plant is a PSA system of our own design. This is the first PSA system that has been demonstrated by an independent laboratory to remove Oxygen and Nitrogen from landfill biogas.
A.R.C. Technologies became a member of the EPA's LMOP program in March 2009.
On July 2, 2012 A.R.C. received a research grant from Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection to develop a system for the total recovery of methane from a biogas stream.
This system was demonstrated to be able to totally remove all VOC's and other gaseous pollutants from the waste gas which would otherwise have to be flared off. The process of flaring off waste gases is an energy intensive process which uses methane, a valuable by-product.
A.R.C. Technologies commissions DeKalb County landfill gas plant at Ellenwood, Georgia in March 2013.
This site processes raw landfill gas into pipeline quality natural gas which is compressed into CNG to run the county's garbage collection vehicles and is also delivered to the local gas pipeline.
ARC applies for US Patent rights to its system for methane separation and purification from a biogas.
A.R.C. received US Patent US8568512 on October 29, 2013, entitled "Method and System for Methane Separation and Purification from a Biogas".
This process was first developed, tested and demonstrated at the South Hills Landfill in Pennsylvania.
South Korea, as an "International Searching Authority" (ISA)allowed all of A.R.C.'s PCT claims submitted on Serial No. PCT/US2011/036643. This patent application was published on Nov 1, 2012 as Publication Number WO2012148431 A1.
ARC applies for Patent rights to its system in Australia (2011366910), Brazil, Canada (CA2834700 A1), China (CN103561844 A), Europe (EP2701824 A1), India, South Korea and the Russian Federation.
A.R.C. Technologies received a contract to build a landfill gas purification plant Kelowna, British Columbia in February 2013.
This site will process raw landfill gas into pipeline quality natural gas which will be delivered to the local gas pipeline.
On January 28, 2014 A.R.C. Technologies received an award from the US EPA (LMOP) as the 2013 Project of the Year in partnership with DeKalb County and Geosyntec.
Geosyntec shares the award with the DeKalb County Sanitation Division and ARC Technologies in recognition of "superior innovation, realization of environmental and economic benefits, and achievement in advancing landfill gas energy projects."
ARC Technologies' (ARC) patented proven two stage methane extraction system takes raw Landfill/Digester Gas (biogas) and converts it to pipeline quality natural gas and or CNG by removing all impurities from the raw feedstock.
A.R.C. Technologies' first PSA plant, located on the Waste Management South Hills Landfill near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, was successfully commissioned and began pumping gas to the pipeline in May 2008. This plant is now being offered by A.R.C. Technologies for sale and relocation. Click here for further information. If interested, contact Stanley Siegel at (724) 722-7066 for pricing and to schedule a visit.
On May 12, 2015 ARC was granted Patent rights to its methane extraction system by the Russian Federation. On August 10, 2015 the Russian Federation issued Patent number 2558881 for "METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR METHANE SEPARATION AND PURIFICATION FROM A BIOGAS".
On Dec. 28 2015 China notified ARC Technologies that ARC's process patent was granted Patent 2015122300102280 by the Chinese patent office. This fourth world area patent demonstrates the value ARC's Bio-gas processing system brings to the world. ARC anticipates receiving patent status in the remaining five world patent pending areas (Brazil, Canada, Europe, India & South Korea).
The Chinese patent is significant to ARC in two regards 1) product protection in China and 2) now allows ARC to outsource manufacturing of ARC's systems in China.
On April 7, 2016 ARC was formally granted Australian Patent Number 2011366910, giving rights to ARC's methane extraction system in Australia.
On April 6, 2016 ARC joined the Global Methane Initiative. The Project Network is comprised of representatives from local governments, the private sector, the research community, development banks and other governmental and nongovernmental organizations who are committed to identifying and implementing cost-effective methane emission reduction opportunities that bring this clean energy source to market.
On May 16, 2016 ARC was formally awarded a 5 year contract from DeKalb County, Georgia to operate and maintain the renewable fuels facility on the Seminole Road Landfill near Ellenwood, Georgia.
ARC Technologies is granted US Patent US8568512.
ARC Technologies is granted Russian Federation Patent Number 2558881.
ARC Technologies is granted Australian Patent.
ARC Technologies is granted Chinese Patent.
South Hills PSA plant offered for sale and relocation
ARC Technologies joined the Global Methane Initiative.
ARC Technologies receives 5 year maintenance and operations contract from DeKalb County, Georgia.