Landfill Gas Recovery Facilities
Landfill Gas Recovery Facility means a facility in which gases produced from the decomposition of solid wastes are collected for the purpose of energy recovery.
Landfill Gas Recovery Facilities in New York State
Landfill gas is generated by the natural degradation of municipal solid waste by anaerobic micro-organisms. Landfill gas-to-energy projects control the migration of explosive gases, treat emissions and can offset tons of sulfur dioxide emissions which would be produced by fossil-fueled power generation. As of January 2011, there were 25 landfill gas-to-energy facilities operating in New York State. In 2010, these facilities produced approximately 775,000 megawatt-hours of electricity. In addition, the Fresh Kills Landfill produced approximately 1,268 million cubic feet of high BTU/pipeline quality gas.
More about Landfill Gas Recovery Facilities:
- Municipal Landfill Gas Management Program - Provides financial assistance for non-hazardous, municipally owned or operated solid waste landfills that promote improved air quality and encourage energy recovery from landfill gas.
- Landfill Gas-to-Energy Facility Data - Table of the 2010 Annual Report Data for Landfill Gas Recovery Facilities.