Methane Generator at Quarry Hills

Methane Generator at Quarry Hills

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The Granite Links Golf Course, at the top of quarry hills, was built on top of an old solid waste landfill. As solid waste decomposes, it produces gas. These kinds of landfills are the second largest source of human-related methane emissions in the United States. To prevent landfill gas (LFG) from migrating into the atmosphere and contributing to local smog and global climate change, it has to be burned. Anyone visiting the golf course has probably seen the methane flare near the driving range.

LFG consists of about 50 percent methane (CH4), the primary component of natural gas, about 50 percent carbon dioxide (CO2), and a small amount of non-methane organic compounds. Instead of just burning off the LFG, it could be captured, converted, and used as an energy source. Quarry Hills is currently converting the methane flare to a generator that will produce electricity. The picture you see is of the site where the generator will be located.


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