Landfill gas to energy: Explained

The use of energy sourced from landfill sites is advancing as technology grows. So how does it work?

Converting what was considered waste into a recovered, usable energy source has been made possible through advances in renewable energy technology, including the development of landfill gas to energy systems. 

Landfill gas to energy systems are converting what was considered waste into a recovered, usable energy source.

Take this landfill gas to energy system, designed, engineered and manufactured by Australia’s Eneraque for a client in the APAC region – where landfill gas (LFG – composed of more than 50% methane, a notoriously contaminating Greenhouse Gas) is collected from decomposing waste and sent through a state of the art gas conditioning system incorporating biological scrubbing and dehumidification. This gas is then sent through to reciprocating gas engines to produce electricity that can be used on site or used in the local electricity network.

Landfill gas to energy technology not only provides sustainable energy for the operation, but it’s gas capturing methods reduce the release of Greenhouse Gases into the atmosphere, reduce landfill odour and improve air quality. 

This particular system by Eneraque is capable of producing 1.5MW of power and is an example of the leading-edge renewable technology that is making waves in the renewables sector. 

To learn more about how we’re delivering the future of energy, contact our specialist team on [email protected] or 1800 636 744