Marathon Digital will use landfill methane to mine Bitcoin in Utah pilot project

Marathon Digital has begun mining Bitcoin (BTC) using power generated from methane gas siphoned off a landfill. The 280-kW off-grid pilot project is operating in Utah.

Marathon teamed up with Nodal Power on the project. Nodal Power was launched in November 2022 and produces energy from landfill gas in the southeastern United States and Texas. It raised $13 million in a seed round in August to operate two sites, one of which includes a data center.

A Nodal Power datacenter. Source: PRNewswire

Marathon said in a statement that the project is “part of a broader initiative being conducted by the Company to validate its ability to capture methane emitted from landfills, convert it into…

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