biogas

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biogas

[′bī·ō‚gas]
(materials)
A mixture of methane and carbon dioxide generated from the bacterial decomposition of animal and vegetable wastes.
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Back in the 1980s, Madden remembers reading a report questioning the viability of landfill gas production in such a cold climate.
DTE Biomass Energy supplies the landfill gas industry from a diverse operating portfolio of 21 projects spanning eight states.
As the largest landfill gas power plant in France and the first installation of our Type 6 technology for landfills in France, this project demonstrates how our fuel-flexible Jenbacher gas engines can provide more power with increased efficiency," said Karl Wetzlmayer, General Manager - gas engines for GE Power & Water's Distributed Power.
The Al Qusais landfill gas project has been registered under the UNFCCC Kyoto Protocol clean development mechanism project for the reduction of methane gas, a greenhouse gas that is 21 more times harmful than carbon dioxide to the atmosphere.
The collection system collects the landfill gas through an intricately laid network of 22 kilometres of horizontal and vertical pipes.
The project is expected to run for over 20 years, but could potentially last longer as the landfill gas recovery system was designed to keep the landfill active for years to come.
A senior municipal official further said that this is the first step in harnessing landfill gas for the eventual generation of electricity from flaring off methane.
The plant at the Al Qusais landfill of the Dubai Municipality can recover methane emitted from organic waste and convert it into electricity by flaring the gas, making it the first landfill in the region to produce power from landfill gas.
The reclaimed landfill gas will provide enough renewable energy to power 55% of the plant's operations, and enable Croda to reduce its annual greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to removing 33,000 passenger cars from the road.
The new exhibit at the centre includes a model sized, realistic borehole casing similar to those found on a real landfill site which gives a good representation to how landfill gas is monitored.
The new exhibit at the centre includes a model sized, realistic borehole casing similar to those found on a real landfill site that gives a good representation on how landfill gas is monitored.
Today, it generates 10 million cubic feet of landfill gas daily, which is converted to five million standard cubic feet of high BTU gas that heats 22,000 homes in Staten Island.