Example Projects

1) On-site use of landfill gas

Landfill gas power generation facilities have been installed in local landfills to generate electricity to meet the on-site electricity needs, and landfill gas is used as direct heating fuel for leachate treatment within the site.

More information is available at Environmental Protection Department's website:
This web page has hyperlinks which may transfer you to third-party website.http://www.epd.gov.hk/epd/english/environmentinhk/waste/ prob_solutions/msw_lgu.html

2) Use of landfill gas from Shuen Wan Landfill in towngas production

Landfill gas from Shuen Wan landfill is extracted and delivered to the towngas plant in Tai Po through a 1.3-km pipeline, starting from 1999. The landfill gas is used as a substitute for naphtha as a heating fuel in the towngas production process. This reduces the emission of some 4,600 tonnes of carbon dioxide every year.

3) Use of landfill gas from North East New Territories (NENT) Strategic Landfill for towngas production

The project comprises the construction and operation of a gas treatment plant at the NENT Landfill to treat raw landfill gas to specific standards before conveying to the towngas production plant at Tai Po through a 19-km pipeline, to partially replace naphtha as a heating fuel starting from 2006. The project is one of the largest off-site landfill gas utilization projects in the world.

4) Power generation for off-site use, Hartland Landfill in Canada

An overseas example is given here for illustration of landfill gas power generation for off-site use.

The generating capacity of the landfill gas power generation facility at Hartland Landfill is 1.6 MW, producing enough electricity to supply about 1600 homes in Canada. It was co-developed by Capital Regional District and Maxim Power Corporation through a public-private partnership. The electricity generated is sold to BC Hydro, a utility in Canada.

Power generation for off-site use, Hartland Landfill in Canada. The text above describes the image.
(Above source: This web page has hyperlinks which may transfer you to third-party website.Capital Regional District)

The generating capacity of the landfill gas power generation facility at Hartland Landfill is 1.6 MW, producing enough electricity to supply about 1600 homes in Canada. It was co-developed by Capital Regional District and Maxim Power Corporation through a public-private partnership. The electricity generated is sold to BC Hydro, a utility in Canada.

Relevant website:
This web page has hyperlinks which may transfer you to third-party website.http://www.crd.bc.ca/maps/index.htm

   
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