Definitions for "Landfill Gas"
Landfill gas is created when food, wood, and other organic waste in a landfill decomposes under anaerobic – or oxygen-free – conditions. Because landfill gas is about 50 percent methane, it can be used as a source of energy similar to natural gas (which is about 90% methane). Carbon dioxide (CO2) is the other primary component of landfill gas. Since landfill gas is generated continuously, it provides a reliable fuel for a range of energy applications, including heating and electric power generation. Learn more about landfill gas.
methane produced as waste breaks down in landfill. This is monitored and can be collected to produce electricity.
A combustible and potentially explosive mixture of methane and carbon dioxide, which is formed by anaerobic decomposition of garbage.