Renewable energy is taking form in a distinct way– landfill-gas-to energy (LFGTE) facilities. These facilities produce enough energy each year to power close to 500,000 homes.
It’s a beautiful thing, actually, to turn waste into power. As waste decomposes in a landfill, a natural by-product is landfill gas. More than 10 years ago, we realized this gas could be captured and burned as fuel. We are now able to convert the gas into electricity or an alternative transportation fuel.
The benefits of landfill gas are both proven and compelling. This clean-burning energy-source is generated close to the end-user. Looking ahead, we’re taking a leading role in developing Next Generation Landfill technology. The goal? Accelerate the decomposition of organic waste by increasing moisture content. This will help in creating more usable space AND more efficient landfill gas-to-energy utilization.
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