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Abstract

The project described here refers to a plant to collect landfill gas for use as an energy source. The plant has been set up in the Artigas controlled landfill in Bilbao, Spain, where waste produced by a population of approximately 800,000 people is deposited. The plant collects the biogas produced in the landfill and burns it in motor-generator units. The electricity is subsequently sent to the electricity grid. The moderate investment involved, a short pay-back period of around 4 years, the environmental advantages and the efficient management of the MSW landfills, all present a more than viable proposition to install this type of plant in other municipal landfills.

Additional information

Authors: ENTE VASCO DE LA ENERGIA, Ente Vasco de la Energia, Bilbao (ES)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 15830 ES/EN (1995) 82 pp., FS, ECU 10
Availability: (2)
ISBN: ISBN 92-826-8781-3
Record Number: 199410951 / Last updated on: 1994-12-06
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: es,en