E.ON Climate & Renewables (EC&R) and Dongjiang Environmental have joined forces to develop and install Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) technology on power projects in China.

In this partnership, Dongjiang Environmental will install and operate methane recovery systems on landfill sites, while EC&R will purchase the resulting carbon credits (CER), said E.ON.

The companies will also work together to offer access to technical expertise on landfill gas capture and gas-fired power generation.

So far, both parties have signed a carbon credit purchase contract for a joint project on the landfill site in the city of Qingdao in North Eastern China.

The gas collected from the site will be used to generate around 3.2MW of green electricity and prevent the equivalent of 120,000 tons of CO2 being released in the atmosphere per year.