Landfill gas can meet electricity demand for one million homes in Turkey

Turkey may have found alternative energy to Russian gas. Landfill gas (LFG) may help Turkey achieve its aim to diversify its methods for generating power, which would help the country to improve its green energy production and reduce its dependency on Russia and other foreign suppliers of oil and natural gas. LFG could help provide more energy to residences and help combat global warming. According to Mehmet Gür, CEO of the Ortadoğu Group, with landfill gas, Turkey can replace as much as 5% of its electricity production from Russian gas.…

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UPS to use landfill gas to power trucks

The world’s largest package delivery company will be powering two of its fleets with renewable natural gas. According to package delivery giant, UPS, over the next six years the company will be using landfill gas to power over 140 of its delivery trucks in Memphis, Tennessee and Jackson, Mississippi. The two fleets will be supplied with approximately 15 million diesel gallon gas equivalents of renewable natural gas (RNG) from landfills, as part of its agreement with Memphis Light, Gas and Water and Atmos Energy Marketing LLC. UPS intends to significantly…

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Toyota to use landfill gas to power Kentucky plant

Auto plant will generate its energy from nearby methane gas provided by local waste facility. Auto manufacturing giant, Toyota, is working on eliminating carbon dioxide emissions from its manufacturing plants and the company has recently taken a step closer to reaching its goal as it has announced that it will soon be using landfill gas from the nearby Central Kentucky Landfill to generate power for its Georgetown, Kentucky plant. The auto plant will receive 2% of its power from electricity generated by methane. The majority of the methane will pass…

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Landfill gas to diesel project moves forward

The new GTL project is set to become operational in Oklahoma City by the first half of 2016. Construction on the first of a series of GTL (gas-to-liquids) plants, which are part of the Envia project, and will be developed by multiple Houston-based companies, will soon commence and these plants will be designed to convert landfill gas into petroleum products with the goal being to not only produce cleaner fuel, but to also generate revenue. The Envia project in Oklahoma City could be the turning point in the industry’s efforts…

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Landfill gas fully powers Volvo assembly plant

The heavy equipment manufacturer’s assembly plant in Virginia runs entirely on renewable energy. As of November, 100 percent of the electricity used to power Volvo Group North America’s New River Valley (NRV) assembly plant located in Dublin, Virginia, comes from landfill gas, making the plant carbon neutral. The methane gas used to power the facility is produced at 13 landfills in the region. The NRV plant used to produce thousands of tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from its use of fossil fuels to generate electricity. Volvo said that the…

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Landfill gas could be transformed into hydrogen fuel

A new technique can turn smelly methane gas that pollutes the air into clean energy. According to a research report that is part of the 248th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, researchers have developed a catalyst that could eventually convert landfill gas into hydrogen fuel, a clean and efficient form of power, which could result in the production of fuel cell energy that would provide green electricity for homes, hospitals, and offices. Hydrogen has recently received a lot of attention as being a clean alternative fuel source. Hydrogen…

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Landfill gas facility to double its power

Waste-to-energy plant will produce more electricity for businesses and homes. The Waste Management Columbia Ridge Landfill and Recycling Center, a landfill gas power plant south of Arlington, Oregon, will be doubling its capacity, enabling it to generate more power for Seattle businesses and homes that are 260 miles away. An estimated 2 million tons of garbage is handled by the landfill plant annually. Of the 2 million tons of trash that the Columbia Ridge Landfill and Recycling Center receives every year, about one third of it comes from Seattle Public…

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Landfill gas to energy operations in Michigan turns Canada’s trash into cash

Garbage from Ontario is wanted for the Smiths Creek Sanitary Landfill. The landfill is owned by St. Clair County in Michigan, which is right across the border from Sarnia, Ontario, but what makes it unique is it has a bioreactor that converts landfill gas produced from decomposing trash into energy, which is sold to the electricity grid by the county. The bioreactor earns the county approximately $800,000 annually. Not many people are excited about trash, but this isn’t the case for the board chairman of St. Clair County, Jeff Bohm.…

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Waste to energy system introduced by Cleanergy

The first system designed for generating energy from old and closed landfills is launched. GasBox is a new waste to energy (W2E) system from Swedish based company Cleanergy, which transforms methane gas that is being emitted from old landfills across Europe into electricity and heat. GasBox benefits more than 1,900 landfill sites throughout Europe that are over 10 years old. At present, the methane gas at old and closed sites is typically burned to stop the gas from reaching the atmosphere. This results in carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. Even though…

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Landfill gas energy purchased by American utility company

A waste to energy plant in Delaware is providing power to Delaware Electric Cooperative. The Delaware Solid Waste Authority’s landfill gas to energy facility located in Sandtown, Delaware is selling 2 MW (megawatts) of the power it generates at its plant to the state’s non-profit utility. The energy purchased can sufficiently power the homes of 1,200 Co-op members. The power created at the plant is directly sent to homes of Delaware Electric Co-op (DEC) members, which means that the utility does not have to pay transmission fees for the distribution…

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Landfill gas is being converted into energy in Saskatoon

The largest city in Saskatchewan, Canada has built its first power plant in over 100 years. Saskatoon is now home to a $1.5 million Landfill gas to energy facility that will not only be profitable for the city, but has been designed to lower greenhouse gas emissions by 45,000 tons and generate enough electricity to power 1,300 homes. During the next 20 years, the city anticipates it will earn over a million dollars every year in revenue from the plant. Saskatoon expects that from selling power produced by the waste…

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Landfill gas project will generate power from waste in Georgia

Pecan Row waste-to-energy facility is completed in Valdosta, Georgia. Advanced Disposal, a privately owned United States environmental services group, partnered with leading energy services provider, Energy Systems Group (ESG), to plan and construct a landfill gas to electricity plant that the two organizations will own and operate at the Pecan Row Landfill. The new renewable energy plant is anticipated to generate over 4 MW of power. The Pecan Row waste to electricity plant is expected to produce enough energy to power an estimated 2,000 homes or 4.8 megawatts (MW) of…

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Microsoft to combine fuel cells with landfill gas

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Hydrogen-biogas system could be a powerful energy system for Microsoft Microsoft has taken a keen interest in alternative energy in recent years. The technology company, along with others in its industry, has begun eyeing hydrogen fuel cells as a viable alternative to fossil-fuels. While fuel cells are quite powerful, they are also expensive, which has caused problems in terms of widespread adoption. Microsoft believes it has found a way to utilize fuel cells cost-effectively. The company believes that by combining hydrogen fuel cells with landfill gas, a powerful, clean and…

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California converts a sewage processing facility into a hydrogen fuel station

Orange County Sanitation District

California continues to make use of eco-friendly technology in the daily operations of the state. The Orange County Sanitation District is currently undergoing a rather interesting transformation. The facility once used to store and process human waste is being converted into a hydrogen fueling station in preparation of the coming of hydrogen-powered vehicles. The facility has been equipped with a fuel cell system that generates hydrogen from waste gas, which is then converted into electricity. The initiative is part of a 3-year project which will display the value and viability…

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