Realizing the Potential of Renewable Energy
When is a landfill not a landfill? When it’s also a gas manufacturing and processing facility that produces renewable energy.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Landfill Methane Outreach Program lists 52 operational projects at 31 landfills in Pennsylvania.
Most of these projects generate electricity from landfill gas, while the remainder process landfill gas into a fuel for commercial use, displacing fossil fuel consumption like oil and natural gas. The industry’s efforts have been so effective that Pennsylvania gas-to-energy projects have been honored with multiple national awards from EPA.