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Key Objective: 6.3 Methane Capture at Landfill

The 2015 iCAP chapter 6, objective 3 is "Utilize landfills with methane capture."

Associated Metric

No metric specified for this objective

Potential Strategies

According to the U.S. EPA, a landfill gas recovery energy project captures “roughly 60 to 90% of the methane emitted from the landfill, depending on system design and effectiveness.”  Also, carbon dioxide is emitted from electricity generation using landfill gas as well as trucking waste to landfills. [1]  Campus could utilize landfills that effectively incorporate methane capture equipment and low-emissions trucks.



[1] U.S. EPA, “Landfill Methane Outreach Program, Basic Information – It directly reduces greenhouse gas emissions” http://www.epa.gov/methane/lmop/basic-info/index.html.