Lake Macquarie gets green power


Lake Macquarie News (16
November 2005, p.1) reports that the gas extraction system consists of
a pattern of vertical production wells across the 1.2 million cubic
metre landfill facility. An underground pipe network links the wells
and delivers gas to a central compression facility located at the site
where it will be turned into electricity for sale to the grid.

Council waste
sites coordinator Rick Brindley said the system had the potential to
cut greenhouse emissions by about 44,000 tonnes a year. System
infrastructure was already in place at Awaba and generation would begin
in a few months after power was connected and testing was completed.



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