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Landfill Gas

Landfill gas to energy technology recovers useful gasses released from landfills and reconstitutes the waste gas as an alternative energy resource. When the organic material (things like banana peels and paper cups) in solid waste decomposes in a landfill, it naturally generates a mixture of gases known as landfill gas. Landfill gas is a mixture of approximately equal parts methane and carbon dioxide, along with other trace gases such as water vapor. To capture this gas, most landfill gas-to-energy technologies use a series of wells connected to a powerful vacuum to actively pull it towards power generation plants.