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landfill gas recovery Environmental Leader

Alternatives for Monetizing Landfill Gas

The viability of landfill gas-to-energy (LFGTE) projects has traditionally been predicated on a reasonably high price for electricity and a cost advantage of landfill gas (LFG) over natural gas. However, the traditional business model for LFGTE projects is eroding, Forester Daily News reports. Increases in fracking and horizontal drilling have increased … Read more »

Landfill Consultant Uses Analyzer to Improve Gas Management Techniques

Geotech’s GA5000 landfill gas analyzer is helping Exea Associates, a UK-based emissions and landfill gas recovery consultancy, understand changing gas mix and pressure as gas generation slows on a closed landfill site. Before using the GA5000, Exea consultants would take methane, carbon monoxide and oxygen levels to calculate the residual nitrogen level. … Read more »

Bioplastic Piping Cuts Landfill Gas Project’s Installation, Maintenance Costs

A thermoplastic resin piping system connecting landfill gas to the local gas distribution system will save operators money with reduced installation cost and minimal maintenance cost compared to steel, says chemicals producer Arkema, which manufactured the plastic piping. Arkema, Georg Fischer Central Plastics, and BioResource Development (BRD) teamed up to … Read more »

Montauk Energy Groundbreaking

$60M Landfill-Gas-to-Energy Plant Under Construction

Construction is underway at a $60 million landfill-gas-to-electricity plant in southern California. The facility, being built on the 725-acre Frank R. Bowerman landfill east of Irvine, will be financed by Caterpillar Financial Services and built and operated by Bowerman Power, a subsidiary of Pennsylvania-based Montauk Energy. Dave Herrman, Montauk Energy’s … Read more »

landfill gas to energy

GE’s Gas Engines Drive Landfill Gas Power Plant

Officials from French waste management and services company Véolia Propreté, energy services company Dalkia and distributed power services provider Clarke Energy have inaugurated the Electr’od landfill gas-powered cogeneration plant in Plessis-Gassot. The 17.3 MW facility is the country’s most powerful landfill gas-fueled power plant and features 10 of General Electric … Read more »

GE landfil gas to energy

GE, Clark Energy, Biffa Turn Landfill Gas to Energy

Clarke Energy, GE’s authorized Jenbacher gas engine distributor for the United Kingdom, has been selected to supply UK waste management company Biffa with eight of GE’s Jenbacher landfill gas engines as part of a modernization of several landfill gas-to-energy (LFGE) plants across the UK. For the project, Clarke Energy will … Read more »

Waste Management renewable energy facility

Waste Management Fuels Fleet with Landfill Gas

Waste Management is building a facility that will create pipeline-ready natural gas from its Milam Landfill in Fairmont City, Ill. The processed renewable natural gas will be injected into the pipelines of Ameren Illinois for withdrawal at other locations, including some Waste Management facilities. Once there, it will be used … Read more »

California Water Department Adds Renewable Power

The California Department of Water Resources has entered into a four-year renewable power purchase agreement with Alameda Municipal Power. The new contract will provide 33 MW of certified renewable energy, with 28.3 MW from an existing geothermal project and 5.3 MW from landfill gas energy. Read more at Energy Manager … Read more »

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