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US Firm to Provide Natural Gas from Closed Landfill

A new public-private partnership will allow methane gas generated at a closed Waste Management Inc. landfill in Georgia, US, to provide natural gas to customers in the area.

Jacoby Energy Development Inc. says it has an agreement with Waste Management, DeKalb County and Atlanta Gas Light Co. to recover and clean methane from Live Oak landfill, which closed in 2004.

This is only the ninth such project in the country to pump methane through a commercial pipeline. Other landfill gas projects often burn the fuel at the landfill to create electricity or pipe it to dedicated sites for use. More…

Waster: I found this interesting as I was not aware that landfill gas was being piped into natural gas mains anywhere.

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