Fujian Landfill Gas

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Project details

Located at a landfill site in Southern China, this project captures methane at a landfill site and uses it to generate clean electricity.

Region
China
Project type
Landfill gas
Standard
The Verified Carbon Standard (VCS)

Based at a landfill site in the Fujian Province, this project has two environmental benefits. Firstly, it reduces the potent greenhouse gas methane from being released into the atmosphere. Secondly, this captured gas is then used to generate clean energy, helping to displace fossil fuel generated electricity.

Fifty wells have been installed at the project's site which capture and pipe the landfill gas. Processing and combusting the gas converts it into clean electricity which is then sold to the local grid.

In addition to the environmental benefits, the project improves the quality of life for the local population. If landfills are improperly managed they can cause air pollution and explosions from gas pressure, which are hazardous to the surrounding communities.

The project also brings sustainable development benefits to the area by boosting the local economy with the creation of jobs. It is the first landfill gas-to-electricity project in the Province and one of the first in China. Using state of the art technology, the project facilitates technology transfer for replication throughout the country.

 

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