Appendix H
LFG: Commercial Energy Recovery Case Studies

Industry sources indicate that successful LFG energy recovery projects typically have the following characteristics [268]:

  1. Experienced, professional management
  2. Adequate financing which allows as much labor, inventory, and supplies as needed
  3. An abundant LFG supply
  4. A favorable local marketplace
  5. Situation in landfills that remain active for 5 to 10 years or more
  6. Contracts for gas rights, power or gas sales, and facility use that are solid and of adequate duration
  7. Experienced, continuously available personnel for servicing LFG extraction system and energy conversion system.

The following are cases of LFG-to-energy conversion projects where landfill operators/owners and Government have worked together successfully.

Renewable Energy Annual 1996
April 1997
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Front Matter
1. Renewable Data Overview
2. Biomass Profile: Wood and Ethanol
3. Municipal Solid Waste Profile
4. Geothermal Energy Profile
5. Wind Energy Profile
6. Solar Industry Profile
7. The Role of Electric Utilities in the Photovoltaics Industry
8. Public Policy Affecting the Waste-to-Energy Industry
9. Flow Control and the Interstate Movement of Waste: Post-Carbone
10. Growth of the Landfill Gas Industry
11. Management of Known Geothermal Resource Areas
12. International Renewable Energy
Appendix A. EIA Renewable Energy Data Sources
Appendix B. Renewable Data Limitations
Appendix C. Geothermal Energy and Geysers
Appendix D. Environmental Impacts of Geothermal Energy
Appendix E. Examples of Contract Arrangements at The Geysers
Appendix F. Additional Solar and Photovoltaic Tables
Appendix G. Moody’s Bond Ratings
Appendix H. LFG: Commercial Energy Recovery Case Studies
Appendix I. List of Internet Addresses: Renewable Energy Information by Resource
Appendix J. State Agencies That Provide Energy Information

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