LANDFILL GAS TO ELECTRICITY
Your landfill energy project will last 20 years or more, so you need a reliable partner. Caterpillar has been around the industry from the start, so let us show you how to turn a “waste” gas into one of your greatest assets. When you want to put landfill methane to work generating power, turn to Stowers and Caterpillar.
|DON'T FLARE IT; PRODUCE ENERGY|
Increasingly, state and local regulations require landfills to collect and destroy methane, a greenhouse gas that may also contain hazardous air pollutants. Flaring destroys the methane, but gas-fired power generation does so at a profit. Caterpillar engines burn landfill fuel cleanly to meet most strict air quality standards. Hundreds of Cat generator sets power landfill gas-to-energy systems worldwide, generating more than 5 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity each year.
More than half of all landfill engines worldwide bear the Cat brand. Run with Caterpillar and you’ll produce low-cost power, every day, around the clock. With attractive installed cost and simple, affordable maintenance, you’ll get fast payback on your generator set investment.
TECHNOLOGY FOR THE TASK
Cat® gas generator sets are the industry benchmark for reliability and performance and offer the industry’s broadest product line, low-emission designs that meet most air-quality regulations, flexibility to operate on a wide range of landfill gases, long life with rugged internal components, and total system monitoring and management.
TYPICAL LANDFILL GAS-TO-ELECTRICITY DESIGN
Landfill methane is an abundant and readily available renewable energy source. It has the potential to fuel 2,700 MW of electric generating capacity in the United States alone and 9,000 MW worldwide. The diagram below shows a typical design for turning landfill gas into electricity.
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