Cleanergy has launched its first system, GasBox, for generating electricity from old and closed landfills.
The company reported that the GasBox has been specifically developed to generate electricity and heat from methane gas being emitted at the 1,900+ landfill sites in Europe, which are more than ten years old.
Cleanergy's GasBox has been already installed at several locations in Sweden, in collaboration with the Swedish Energy Agency, and at the Yggeset waste disposal park in Norway.
Energy produced by the GasBox is being used to power equipment and to heat and electrify buildings.
Cleanergy said that its GasBox has also been installed at closed landfill sites in Norfolk, Shropshire and Yorkshire in the UK, and also in Poland, as part of the Assessing, Capturing and Utilising Methane from Expired and Non-Operational Landfill (ACUMEN) project.
The Environment Agency is leading the EU-funded ACUMEN project while Cleanergy's GasBox is the first power technology that has been selected for evaluation.
Cleanergy CEO Anders Koritz said there are a myriad of combined heat and power (CHP) systems available for generating electricity and heat from newer landfill sites, but once the quality of the methane decreases, the only option has been flaring.
"We have worked hard to solve this problem and our GasBox extends power production at landfill sites by around 20 years. We are driving the future of biogas power and turning waste into wealth," Koritz said.
Image: Cleanergy's GasBox which generates heat and electricity from the methane emitted at the 1,900+ landfill sites in Europe that are more than ten years old. Photo: courtesy of Cleanergy.