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- 6.3 Methane Capture at Landfill
- 2015 Illinois Climate Action Plan (iCAP)
- 6. Purchasing, Waste, and Recycling
Key Objective: 6.3 Methane Capture at Landfill
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.  Campus could utilize landfills that effectively incorporate methane capture equipment and low-emissions trucks.
 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.