That’s how valuable electricity is produced in landfill degassing

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Domestic and commercial waste landfills can pose a diverse risk potential: potential: They pollute the environment through emissions such as climate-damaging landfill gas or leachate. Odors, fire and explosion hazard are the immediate consequences and on top of that, methane is a highly effective greenhouse gas. Landfills are ranking 6th in the list of climate-damaging methane producers worldwide.

The MABEWO BLUE PLANET uses the technology of (active) landfill degassing in order to reduce all these risk potentials and to make a contribution to the sustainable remediation of landfills.

Gas is mainly produced in landfills through the bacteriological and chemical breakdown of organic substances in the waste. It consists of methane (CH4) and carbon dioxide (CO2). Nitrogen (N2) and oxygen (O2) do not occur in this anaerobic environment. The landfill gas can be collected via gas wells or horizontal drainage lines.

The gas is fed through the pumping station into the gas engine. A pumping station then feeds it to a gas engine, which burns the gas with almost no residue.


Components of a landfill degassing:

  • Vertical gas wells or horizontal drainage lines connected to a collecting station
  • pumping station
  • gas cleaning, conditioning (dehumidification)
  • Gas engine with generator
  • Transformer, power supply