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  • Power Generation from Landfill Gas – Art or Science?

    The practice of landfill gas generation to produce renewable energy is one that has developed over many years, particularly in the UK and North America. It is evolving worldwide at an increasing pace, spurred by an increasing need for cleaner, cheaper energy and carbon reduction policy and regulations, such as the ...


    By ENER-G

  • The Latest in Landfill Training

    The Chartered Institution of Waste Management and the Environmental Services Association will bring you four landfill training courses in the coming months. So if you or anyone within your company needs training in Leachate, Geology or Landfill Gas Management then we have the course for you. ...

  • Impacts from Latest EPA Proposals to Reduce Landfill Gas Emissions

    The Environmental Protection Agency recently issued proposals designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions that would require more than 100 municipal solid waste landfills to install systems to collect and control landfill gas. While the EPA seems confident in the positive environmental benefits of the new standards, it has comparatively little to say about the economic impacts on landfill ...


    By Agru America, Inc.

  • NEW JERSEY landfill owners agree to comply with clean air act ; new landfill system maximizes gas collection for potential energy recovery (NJ)

    The second of two agreements to resolve longstanding problems with landfill gas emissions and their negative impacts on air quality at the Middlesex County and Edgeboro landfills in New Jersey has been reached to bring them into compliance with the Clean Air Act, the Justice Department and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today. The two settlements together resolve all outstanding ...

  • Biofilters cut old landfill carbon footprint

    Researchers in the US are testing biofilter systems as a viable alternative to releasing methane from passive landfill vents into the atmosphere. The technology could reduce the overall impact of old landfills on global warming. Details are reported in the current issue of the International Journal of Environmental Engineering. Organic matter rotting in smaller, old landfill sites generates a ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Atlanta-based ClosureTurf™ Helps Landfills Go Green

    The solid waste industry has “gone green.” Facing increased regulations, tighter budgets and community pressure, landfills are looking to reduce their environmental impact. One opportunity is through the use of ClosureTurf™, a ground-breaking closure system that has helped many landfills increase long term performance while simultaneously ...


    By PRWeb

  • Geotech’s first GA5000 landfill gas analyser takes 100,000 readings for SUEZ environnement

    Geotech's first GA5000 analyser, manufactured three years ago, was recently spotted in the company's calibration rig.  This portable landfill gas monitor was the first production unit of the newly launched GA5000 gas analyser range and has prompted Geotech to look into the analyser's life since then. ...


    By Geotech

  • Closure Turf™ Provides Landfills with a More Efficient and Cost Effective Gas Collection and Control System

    With the increased demand for better odor control as well as the need to capture the highest quality gas for green energy, landfill operators find themselves devoting more time and money to their sites’ Gas Collection and Control Systems (GCCS). Increasingly, national and regional operators are turning to a new product, Closure Turf™, for a ...


    By PRWeb

  • Geotech`s GA5000 plays its part in the drive to reduce waste to landfill

    Geotech's GA5000 landfill gas analyser is increasingly used on closed landfill sites as policies, including waste separation, take effect around the world, reducing the volume of waste sent to landfill.  UK-based Exea Associates uses the GA5000 to maximum effect to understand the changing gas mix ...


    By Geotech

  • Drones Take Flight as Part of New Landfill Monitoring Efforts

    Officials in Boise, Idaho, are taking to the air to inspect their landfill. But it’s not with traditional aerial photography. Instead, Ada County has acquired FAA approval to utilize a Small Unmanned Aircraft System (sUAS) or drone to collect high-resolution, 2-D images of its landfill on a more consistent basis. Previously, it used manned flights to get aerial photos once or twice a year. ...


    By Penton

  • LI-COR Presents Landfill Methane Emission Data at Global Waste Management Symposium

    Measuring greenhouse gas emissions at landfills using continuous monitoring offers new insight in estimating total annual emissions. LI-COR Principal Scientist, Liukang Xu presented methane emission data collected from a landfill at Global Waste Management Symposium in Phoenix, AZ on October 1st, 2012 and discussed the advantages of continuous monitoring over traditional interval monitoring. In ...


    By LI-COR

  • Homeowners, Tenants Sue Republic Services for Putrid Smells Released from Bridgeton Landfill

    The Simmons Firm, a national litigation firm known for handling complex toxic exposure cases with offices in Clayton, Mo., and Alton, Ill., filed suit March 19 on behalf of residents living near the Bridgeton Sanitary Landfill against Republic Services, Inc., Allied Services, LLC, and Bridgeton Landfill, LLC. The case is Marsha Buck et. al. v Republic ...


    By PRWeb

  • Proven, Widely Used Conversion Technologies to Process 1.8 million Tons of Waste at Cebu City Landfill

    Ruth P Briones, Chair and CEO of Greenergy Solutions Inc and convener of Zero Waste Philippines presented to the Cebu City Government the 25 year integrated waste management plan employing proven and widely used conversion technologies that will process and dispose of the 1.8 million tons of waste at the Cebu City Inayawan Landfill. The plan also ...


    By Greenergy Solutions Inc.

  • Laser gas detection success for Anglian Water Services

    Anglian Water Services (AWS) wanted to quantify methane emissions from their wastewater treatment processes. As these are less well understood and less well defined than indirect carbon emissions associated with electricity use, they set up a project to locate and quantify emissions from the processes at a wastewater treatment works. This was led by the in-house Innovation Team which undertakes ...


    By Geotech

  • Greenhouse gas concentrations hit yet another record

    The amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere reached yet another new record high in 2014, continuing a relentless rise which is fuelling climate change and will make the planet more dangerous and inhospitable for future generations. The World Meteorological Organization’s Greenhouse Gas Bulletin says that between 1990 and ...

  • Greenhouse Gas Concentrations in Atmosphere Reach New Record

    The amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere reached a new record high in 2012, continuing an upward and accelerating trend which is driving climate change and will shape the future of our planet for hundreds and thousands of years. The World Meteorological Organization’s annual Greenhouse Gas Bulletin shows that between 1990 and 2012 there was a 32% increase in radiative ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Trimble Introduces the SiteFID Gas Monitoring Solution for the Environmental Services Market

    Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB) introduced today the SiteFID™ Gas Monitoring solution for the environmental services market. The solution, specifically designed for environmental consultants and landfill operations managers, integrates positioning and mobile computing capabilities coupled with Flame Ionization Detection (FID) gas sensor technology, helping mobile workers to streamline their workflow ...


    By Trimble

  • WMO greenhouse gas bulletin 2006:atmospheric carbon dioxide levels highest on record

    In 2006, globally averaged concentrations of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere reached their highest levels ever recorded. The World Meteorological Organization’s (WMO) 2006 Greenhouse Gas Bulletin, published today, says it reached 381.2 parts per million (ppm), up 0.53 per cent from 379.2 ppm in 2005. The information is based on observations from the WMO Global CO2 and CH4 Monitoring ...

  • A garbage /septage cocktail for fuel

    Here’s a frothy brew you wouldn’t want to put a straw into: a not-so-tasty blend of sewage and garbage. As unappealing as it may seem together the two can cut greenhouse gases, help cleanup water supplies and add a new source of green and endlessly renewable fuel, all with the help of a new patented invention by Viridis Waste Control: Septage Bioreactor Landfill (TM) technology.  Left on their ...

  • Putting a green cap on garbage dumps

    Landfill sites produce the greenhouse gases, methane and carbon dioxide, as putrescible waste decays. Growing plants and trees on top of a landfill, a process known as 'Phytocapping', could reduce the production and release of these gases, according to Australian scientists writing in a forthcoming issue of International Journal of Environmental Technology and Management. Despite legislative ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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