In October 2010, the Division of Energy awarded a $450,000 renewable energy biogas grant to KCP&L Greater Missouri Operations Company (GMO) to assist in the implementation of a landfill-gas-to-electricity project at the City of St. Joseph landfill, its first such endeavor. The funding was made available through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The project converts captured landfill gas into enough electricity to power nearly 1,000 homes annually.
The division granted $450,000 in 2010 to Hampton Feed Lot in Chariton County for installing an anaerobic digester system, the first digester-to-electricity project in Missouri. KCP&L GMO purchases the remaining power generated from the system after onsite use. The total generation capacity is 300 KW.
In the linked video, KCP&L showcases the methane collection system at the St. Joseph Landfill and the anaerobic digester at the Hampton Feed Lot.