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.: Landfill Gas-to-Energy Systems

What is Landfill Gas?

LFG is created when the organic waste in a solid waste landfill decomposes. This gas consists of about 50 percent methane (CH4), the primary component of natural gas, and about 50 percent carbon dioxide (CO2), and a small amount of non-methane organic compounds. Instead of allowing LFG to escape into the atmosphere and pollute, it can be captured, converted, and used as an energy source. Converting LFG into energy helps to reduce odors and other hazards associated with LFG emissions, and helps prevent methane from migrating into the atmosphere and contributing to local smog and global climate change, and ground water contamination.

 

Advantages to Installing a LFG-to-Energy System

 

· EPA regulations
· It is renewable energy
· Green Tickets
· Carbon Credits
· Section 29 tax credits
· Section 45 tax credits

Are you a candidate for a LFG-to-Energy System?

LFG is a readily available, local and renewable energy source that offsets the need for non-renewable resources such as coal and oil. In fact, LFG is the only renewable energy source that, when used, directly prevents atmospheric pollution. Of 6,000 landfills across the United States, there are about 340 energy projects currently in operation. However, EPA estimates that as many as 500 additional landfills could cost-effectively have their methane turned into an energy resource, producing enough electricity to power 1 million homes across the United States, which is equivalent to removing the greenhouse gas emissions that would be generated in a year by 13 million cars.

Almost any entity can use LFG for a variety of purposes. One option is for utilities and power providers to purchase the electricity generated from the recovered LFG. Purchasing LFG enables utilities and power providers to add a renewable energy component to their energy portfolios and reduce their environmental foot print. In addition, any entity (including municipalities, local industrial customers, other organization) that have a need for a direct and constant power supply is a good candidate for LFG use.

 


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