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What is Landfill Gas?

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We are often asked “What is Landfill Gas”. On this page we provide an explanation the meaning of “landfill gas”, and a lot more. We aim to give readers a grounding in the subject of landfill gas, and its uses. Landfill gas is a complex mix of different gases created by the action of microorganisms […]

Landfill Gas Extraction Systems and the Equipment Used for Energy Recovery

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In this section we discuss landfill gas extraction systems and how the gas collected is used to create renewable energy. It then becomes even more sustainable when the waste heat is then used in combined heat & power (CHP) system. Landfill gas (LFG) is extracted from the landfill by exerting a small negative suction pressure […]

Landfill Gas Extraction Well Design – An Introduction

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It is important that all landfill gas extraction wells (also known as gas extraction boreholes) are designed carefully in accordance with best practice. In this article we have tried to identify the most important aspect of design. We also recommend the United Kingdom reader to consult the UK Environment Agency Publication, “Guidance on the Management […]