Landfill Gas to Energy

Landfill gas (LFG) is created from the decomposition of organic matter deposited during the lifecycle of a landfill. As conditions affect the quantity and quality of LFG generation and there is demonstrated economic benefit from the utilization of LFG, several different technologies are available for consideration to determine the best solution in terms of return on investment.

Considerations for the utilization of LFG include:

  • Direct use*
  • Electrical generation
  • Processing to pipeline quality
  • Processing to LNG / CNG
  • Production of Ethanol

*When gas flow is low or where the recovered LFG has a low BTU value and little processing is necessary, examples of direct use can include: Heaters for garages or maintenance facilities Flower or vegetable greenhouses Leachate evaporation

The Resource team includes civil engineers, chemical engineers, environmental engineers, and environmental scientists. We have over 100 years of combined solid waste experience on hundreds of projects and can assist with the planning and analysis of the right technology for your Landfill gas-to-energy project.

(For a more detailed description about the monitoring, generation rates and options for landfill gas, see What is Landfill Gas and Landfill-gas-to-energy.) 

Resource Landfill Gas to Energy Projects

Facility Gas System Size MW Approx. Daily Waste Tonnage Acres
City of Bristol (VA) In preliminary design - 8 MW Peak 550 150
New River Resource Authority (VA) In construction - 8 MW Peak 350 940
South Wake Landfill (NC) In construction - 8 MW Peak 1,100 420
Springfield Road Landfill (VA) 4 MW Peak 250 300
Brunswick County Landfill (VA) 12 MW Peak 500 400
King and Queen Landfill (VA) 2,100 550 420
R-Board Landfill (VA) 2.1 MW 250 300
Shoosmith Landfill (VA) 16 MW Peak 3,500 400
Charles City Landfill (VA) 16 MW Peak 4,000 600
Private Closed Landfill (VA) 6 MW Closed 200

Interested in learning more about how Resource can help with your landfill-gas-to-energy needs?