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Landfill Gas Collection Systems Defined – UK Facts and Myths

A landfill collection system shown in 3D cut-away style. By US EPA - LMOP (US EPA - LMOP) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons.

Go no further to read all about landfill gas collection systems. LFG collection systems are defined in the next section, followed by a UK landfill gas collection history. Those are the facts, now for the myths! If you scroll further down on this page we explain some myths about Landfill Gas Collection Systems, and a truth. […]

Landfill Gas Engine Tendering Tips for High Landfill Gas Utilisation and Value

Image shows this article's title over a landfill gas engine or CHP untit

We decided to create this article about landfill gas engine tendering due to concerns about lowest cost tendering rules. Read-on for our tips designed to help you procure high landfill Gas utilisation and low prices. Very often a landfill gas CHP unit (gas engine) is selected which offers a low capital cost, but the purchaser might […]

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Welcome to the Landfill Gas Expert Website

Read this first to find out about this website is about. Our aim is to provide those involved in the renewable energy, resource and waste management industries the best source of information about: “Landfill gas, its creation and use, from the processes that produce it, to the production of sustainable renewable energy from it”. We […]

Landfill Gas Bio-oxidation in Passive Biofilters

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In this article about landfill gas bio-oxidation (also referred to by many people as the development of the landfill gas biofilter) we look at practical methods for avoiding greenhouse gas emissions at closed landfills (from landfilled waste which is usually 15 years old or older) As time passes, both the rate of landfill gas being […]

Carbon Trading in the EU Emissions Trading Scheme

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Frequently Asked Questions in Carbon Trading How does the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (the “EU ETS” – also referred to as CCTS, and CDM) affect the Waste Industry? First of all – both hazardous and municipal waste incinerators will not be subject to the scheme. However, the burning of landfill gas (either on its own […]

Passive Landfill Gas Biofilter Research Reveals Potential as an Effective and Viable Option

Passive landfill gas biofilter

The Landfill Gas Biofilter – Developing Bio-oxidation Filter Technology for Landfill Gas Treatment During the Long Period of Dwindling Gas Yields at Modern Sanitary Landfills (This article is based upon a paper ref: M. Huber-Humer; Dwindling Landfill Gas – Relevance and Aftercare Approaches; 2nd Boku Waste Conference 2007, Institute of Waste Management, BOKU.) The production and […]

Methods of Siloxane Removal from Biogas

Siloxane removal from biogas

There are at least 5 methods of siloxane removal from biogas which have been used. This remarkable range of methods is described below: Siloxane Removal from Biogas: Activated Carbon Technique Activated carbon is widely used to remove organic substances from gases and liquids because it has excellent adsorbent properties and a large surface area. A proprietary […]

Notorious Landfill Gas Explosions During the 1980s in the UK and the US

Landfill gas explosions

The waste management industry learnt by hard experience from landfill gas explosions the risks imposed by the generation of landfill gas in their landfills, and the penalties in terms of death and injury when the first landfill gas explosions occurred. Somehow, although the parallel experiences to landfill gas explosions were there from the start in the mining industry, for the […]

Landfill Gas Emissions and Health Effect of Landfill

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Health Effects of Landfill and Landfill Gas The context for the “Emissions and Health Impacts Associated with Waste Management” report, is a UK Government Strategy Unit Report commissioned to assess health effect of landfill (if any was found to exist) from Enviros Consulting. This report was prepared at the request of the Strategy Unit at the UK Cabinet […]

Landfills or Incineration? Which is Best for Reducing Carbon Emissions

Greenhouse Gas Generation – Landfilling and Incineration Compared So, you want to know which is better for the planet’s greenhouse gas emissions – Landfills or Incineration? When waste is incinerated, two greenhouse gases are produced, carbon dioxide and nitrous oxide. The IPCC has produced detailed guidance on what counts as greenhouse gas and what does not.  […]

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