Landfill gas is utilized in two primary ways. It can either be used for electric generation or as a direct-use fuel. As a “direct-use” fuel, methane gas is recovered from a landfill, transported via a network of pipes to an on-site gas production facility and then piped to nearby industrial users. Typically, the gas is used to fuel boilers, furnaces, ovens or other combustion equipment for large energy users.
When used to generate electricity, recovered methane gas fuels engine generator sets that produce electricity at an on-site generating station. A small amount of the resulting electricity is used to power the facility and the remaining is sold to a local utility or to other electrical customers.
Granger operates both electric generating stations and direct-use projects.
Landfill gas, produced when organic material decomposes in a landfill, can be used as a resource.
Granger’s landfills are maintained to our quality standards for safety and environmentally sound disposal.