Tag: landfill methane

Landfill gas is a complex mix of different gases created by the action of microorganisms within a landfill. Landfill gas is approximately forty to sixty percent methane, with the remainder being mostly carbon dioxide. Trace amounts of other volatile organic compounds comprise the remainder (<1%). These trace gases include a large array of species, mainly simple hydrocarbons.

Converting Biogas into CNG for Alternative Vehicle Fuels

Converting Biogas into CNG for Alternative Vehicle Fuels

New technology is being developed in response to a growing interest in lower-cost vehicle fuel alternatives. One example is the patent-pending BioCNG biogas conditioning system invented by Cornerstone, which economically converts methane produced from the decomposition of organic waste materials—or “biogas”—into a renewable natural gas (RNG) suitable for use in

Project Profile: Small-scale Biogas Technology for Alternative Vehicle Fuel

Project Profile: Small-scale Biogas Technology for Alternative Vehicle Fuel

New technology is being developed in response to a growing interest in lower-cost vehicle fuel alternatives. One example is the patent-pending BioCNG biogas conditioning system invented by Cornerstone, which economically converts methane produced from the decomposition of organic waste materials—or “biogas”—into a renewable natural gas (RNG) suitable for use in

Forget Paris

Forget Paris

“Forget Paris” is a movie from the mid-nineties starring Billy Crystal and Debra Winger. It’s a romantic comedy in which a basketball referee travels to France to bury his father, meets and falls in love with a woman working for the airline.

But if you say the words “Forget Paris” now,

Updated Version 3.2 of LMOP’s LFGcost-Web Model

Updated Version 3.2 of LMOP’s LFGcost-Web Model

The U.S. EPA Landfill Methane Outreach Program (LMOP) is pleased to announce an update of its Landfill Gas Energy Cost Model, LFGcost-Web.

LFGcost-Web, Version 3.2, replaces Version 3.1 (published in November 2016). Significant revisions between Version 3.2 and Version 3.1 of LFGcost-Web include:

Added ability to estimate job creation and regional

Final US GHG Inventory for 1990–2015 Available

Final US GHG Inventory for 1990–2015 Available

The US EPA Landfill Methane Outreach Program (LMOP) is providing information to its stakeholders about EPA’s Inventory of US Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks (Inventory). The Inventory is an annual report that tracks US greenhouse gas emissions and sinks by source category and economic sector, going back to 1990. Municipal

And the Winner Is…

And the Winner Is…

I’m at SWANApalooza this week. The number of experts in the fields of zero waste, landfill gas and biogas, landfills, and the Landfill Methane Outreach Program (LMOP) is astounding. It would take way too long for me to go through all that I’ve seen and learned, but I believe I

Proceed With Caution

Proceed With Caution

At the end of the month, the solid waste industry will be gathering in Reno, NV, for SWANApalooza 2017. As there has been in the past, the conference will include the Road to Zero Waste Conference, the Landfill Gas & Biogas Symposium, the Landfill Symposium, and the Landfill Methane Outreach

Wheelabrator Parc Adfer Energy Recovery Facility Achieves Financial Close

Wheelabrator Parc Adfer Energy Recovery Facility Achieves Financial Close

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. — December 15, 2016 — Wheelabrator Technologies today reached financial close on a new 220,000 tons per year energy recovery facility, with construction to commence in January 2017 on the Deeside Industrial Park in Flintshire, North Wales.

“To achieve financial close is a significant milestone and I’m extremely proud

U.S. EPA Publishes Regulations for MSW Landfills on August 29, 201

U.S. EPA Publishes Regulations for MSW Landfills on August 29, 201

The U.S. EPA Landfill Methane Outreach Program (LMOP) is providing its Partners and other interested parties information about the final updated performance standards and emission guidelines for municipal solid waste (MSW) landfills.

On August 29, 2016, the U.S. EPA Office of Air Quality Planning & Standards published two final rules:

• New Source

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