Landfill gas in the 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.