Produced by the Anaerobic Digestion of Municipal Solid Wastes (MSW’s), landfill gas has become a valuable source of energy rather than the nuisance smell it once was. Typical makeup of the fuel will include 35% to 55% CH4 giving it a Lower Heating Value (LHV) of around 17.9MJ/Nm3. This coupled with effective landfill management and extraction techniques will provide a useable and reliable source of fuel to the site owner. Once filtered and compressed, in many cases, it can be fed directly into a generator. In some instances however, contaminants such as siloxanes or acidic components may need to be removed before combustion in the engine to avoid excessive or premature service costs.
The use of Landfill gas in power generation is a specific area of Yellow Power Ltd.’s expertise, with key members of our staff being involved in the industry for over 20 years. We have been successfully involved in many landfill projects. Please call one of our experienced staff today to answer any questions you may have or to discuss your landfill requirements.