Clean Power Projects Turn Landfills Into Electricity Makers

Clean Power Projects Turn Landfills Into Electricity Makers

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landfill in Poland by Cezary p - GNU licensedLandfills, with the tendency to belch noxious greenhouse gases, have long gotten a bad rap from environmentalists.

But now several clean-power technology companies are demonstrating that waste can be a source of environmentally friendly energy.

FlexEnergy, a California company, showed off a pilot generator Thursday that converts previously unusable methane gas seeping from a Riverside County landfill into 100 kilowatts of electricity, which could be used to help run the sprawling landfill operations or light up more than 100 homes.

(READ the story in the LA Times)

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