Bluesphere to convert landfill methane gas emissions into energy
Clean energy company Bluesphere has announced it is pursuing a strategy to work in partnership with landfill owners to convert harmful methane gas emissions from landfills into electricity.
The process is based in readily available technology that is already being used in various parts of the US and other parts of the world.
Methane can be converted into energy by drilling pipes into the landfill. Through these pipes methane is directed into a gas turbine or internal combustion engine which converts the gas into electricity. The electricity can either be used on-site or sold to the local electric utility and fed into the grid.
According to Bluesphere CEO Shlomi Palas, 'A large number of the landfills in the US, particularly in the south eastern region, are not productively using methane gas emitted from landfills. These landfills are the oil fields of our future.'
'We believe we can offer a very favourable partnership to current landfill owners by providing the equipment, expertise and power purchase agreements to convert what is now an unused asset, methane gas, into a revenue stream. We've been in talks with state representatives looking to increase green energy production and reduce methane emissions. They have invited and welcomed our efforts to work with landfill owners in their jurisdictions on methane-to-electricity conversions.'