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From Gas to Renewable Energy: Current Practices in Landfill Gas to Energy Conversion


Join Mike Michels, V.P. of Cornerstone Environmental Group, LLC, in exploring today’s innovation and application of biogas (beyond electric generation and boiler fuel) as new solutions benefiting your bottom-line, and mapping a plan for tomorrow.

Today, energy is at the forefront of national security, national economics and independence from foreign markets. While the USA struggles with the development and management of traditional energy (e.g., foreign oil, emissions from coal fired power plants, etc.) there are a wealth of opportunities in non-traditional fuel (e.g., natural gas, biogas, waste to energy, etc.) worth our exploration and application.

This presentation will focus on landfill gas-to-energy. In use since the late 70’s, landfill gas-to-energy projects are on the rise with more than 400 landfill gas-to-energy (LFGTE) projects in operation (including greenhouses, boilers, engines, turbines, automobiles, liquid evaporation, and many other applications). These projects have proven that LFG is an effective, dependable and consistent base fuel. Despite these effective and successful existing projects, today thousands of landfills still simply flare off their LFG having either not properly considered the gas asset.

Specifically, this presentation will summarize historic and today’s LFGTE projects, look at the economic factors that support and disincentives these projects. In addition, this presentation will explore new technologies that have the potential to change the historic poor financials at some undeveloped projects and turn them into gems going forward. These new technologies include, but are not limited to BioCNG, solar capping in conjunction with LFG to electricity, and many other applications.

Learning Objectives 
Attendees can expect the discussion and education of the following learning objectives:

  • Understand the most common ways to convert LFG to energy (LFGTE).
  • Understand the challenges incurred when developing LFGTE.
  • Understand capital, O&M costs and financial proforma for the most common LFGTE.
  • Learn new technologies in development to more effectively convert LFGTE.

* Presentations are scheduled for approximately one hour with a 15-20 minute question and answer session to follow. Presentation may exceed scheduled time. 
* Each state and certification agency has different requirements; it is your responsibility to know what they are. Note that 1 PDH = 0.1 CEU.

On-Demand Webcast
Session: 1 H 30 M
Lectures: 1
Credits: 1 PDH / 0.1 CEU



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