Energy from landfill in Thailand
The Bangkok Kamphaeng Saen East project is Thailand’s first landfill gas project. It converts methane emissions from landfill waste into electricity, channelling it into the country’s national grid. The methane (a potent greenhouse gas) would otherwise escape into the atmosphere, contributing to climate change.
Creating renewable electricity is also helping to reduce Thailand’s reliance on fossil fuel-generated electricity, and lower its carbon emissions. In its first seven years, the project saved more than 270,000 tonnes of CO2 annually. The project created employment for 16 people and is helping to develop domestic expertise in landfill gas technology.