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Generating energy from landfills

Energy and disposal

Waste deposited in sanitary landfills often contains a considerable portion of organic material that over time decays and as it does so produces gases, primarily methane.


The ‘greenhouse’ effect of methane is 24 times greater than equivalent carbon dioxide once released to the environment. It is also a combustible gas that uncontrolled often leads to fires breaking out. Unchecked, the bad smell of methane can also lead to complaints from neighbouring communities.

Averda has for years developed the highest levels of sanitary landfills with a full controlled collection of gases with gas flaring and gas to power production on site to produce electricity to the local grid, helping power local businesses and households. We have intensive experience and technical know-how in developing and installing gas capture networks, even from existing mature landfills.

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