Landfill gas in Winchester, USA

Standard: VCS      Technology: LFG      Location: USA

The Winchester Landfill Gas (LFG) project is expanding and rehabilitating a landfill gas collection system at the Frederick County Regional Landfill, Virginia. It is firstly improving an existing waste collection and control system and constructing a new one, and secondly, installing generators to destroy LFG methane and produce electricity. The gas collection system captures methane produced by rotting waste, converting it into heat to generate electricity for the local grid. It creates enough electricity to power 1,200 homes in Frederick County. Additionally, it provides a revenue stream for the county authority. The project stands to generate 552,921 tonnes of CO2 emissions savings by 2018.

Delivering against the Global Goals

The project reduces CO2 emissions by generating electricity that feeds into the local grid. It also reduces emissions by destroying methane – a potent greenhouse gas.

The project saves around approximately 61,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions annually.