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Main Title Landfill Gas Energy Utilization: Technical and Non-Technical Considerations.
Author Pacey, J. G. ; Doorn, M. R. J. ; Thorneloe, S. A. ;
CORP Author Pechan (E.H.) and Associates, Inc., Durham, NC. ;EMCON Associates, San Jose, CA.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air and Energy Engineering Research Lab.
Publisher Mar 94
Year Published 1994
Report Number EPA-68-D1-0146; EPA/600/A-94/139;
Stock Number PB94-189651
Additional Subjects Landfills ; Methane ; Power generation ; Natural gas ; Energy conversion ; Energy sources ; Gas fuels ; Energy source development ; Earth fills ; Gas production ; Refuse derived fuels ; Resource recovery facilities ; Waste disposal ; Greenhouse gases ; Reprints ; Landfill gas
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NTIS  PB94-189651 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 11/11/1994
Collation 5p
The paper discusses technical issues associated with the use of landfill gas (LFG) compared with natural gas--which is the primary fuel used for energy conversion equipment such as internal combustion engines, gas turbines, and fuel cells. LFG is a medium-heating-value fuel containing trace constituents that require gas pretreatment and energy equipment modifications to operate successfully. There are more than 100 LFG-to-energy projects in the U.S., and their developers and operators have found different ways to minimize the potential problems associated with LFG utilization. The paper also gives an overview of developers and operators of these projects, data of European projects, non-technical issues such as project barriers and incentives, the relationship between LFG delivery and energy output, active landfill gas developers, and insights on project decision making.