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Landfill gas is colourless Landfill gas is comprised of approximately 50% methane and 50% carbon dioxide Landfill gas can be combusted to produce power Landfill gas collection pipes Landfill gas blower Landfill gas engines
      
FACTS:
The Kyoto Protocol, to which Canada has committed, requires a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions to 6% lower than 1990 levels during the period from 2008 to 2012.


Landfill gas collection and utilization represents one of the most cost effective means to reduce greenhouse gases in Canada.


99% of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) contained in landfill gas is destroyed through combustion.


Landfill gas contains half the energy content of natural gas.

 
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Promote recognition of landfill gas as a green renewable energy resource.
 

¤ Promote public awareness for landfill gas utilization.
 
¤ Create awareness of the full scope of environmental benefits of landfill gas recovery and utilization.
 
¤ Publicize the immediate and cost-effective benefits that can be realized.
 
¤ Advance optimal landfill gas recovery & utilization as responsible waste management practices.
 
¤ Mobilize public and governmental support.
 
¤ Build broad-based appreciation of landfill gas utilization as a high-tech energy utility.
  
¤ Create a framework that encourages implementation of landfill gas utilization at many landfills in Canada.
 
 

 

 

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