A gas produced by the biological degradation of organic material under anaerobic conditions, which consists primarily of methane and CO2, and smaller amounts of water vapour, nitrogen, hydrogen and other gases.
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.
EMCOR's new energy projects include designing and constructing gas cleaning and compression facilities, pipelines and blending and compression stations for the Greentree Landfill Gas Company, Kersey, PA and Imperial Landfill Gas Company, Imperial, PA, and performing EPC services for a new Johnson & Johnson Combined Heat & Power plant (CHP) in New Jersey;
The fact that this is the world's largest brick manufacturing facility and Jenkins' second plant to utilize landfill gas shows their desire to be good stewards of the environment and provides an example for all manufacturing firms to follow," said Beth Vaughan, CH2M HILL project manager.
Projects to utilize landfill gas on a much more massive scale to power industry have been undertaken before, but the EnergyXchange is the first to demonstrate the viability of using landfill gas to support small-scale creative enterprises in a rural environment.
SCS Energy, an operating division of SCS Engineers, recently announced it has been awarded a multi-year contract by Sonoma County, CA under which the company will design, fabricate, install and operate a facility that will convert landfill gas to compressed natural gas (CNG).