Renewable trade body launches landfill gas group

A new group to cater for the landfill gas sector has been launched. According to the Renewable Energy Association (REA), while landfill gas is a declining green resource, it still […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

A new group to cater for the landfill gas sector has been launched.

According to the Renewable Energy Association (REA), while landfill gas is a declining green resource, it still generates enough electricity to meet the annual needs of more than one million homes.

That’s more than enough for a city the size of Glasgow.

Landfill gas is produced naturally during the process of waste decomposing within the body of a landfill site.

It is said to be one of the cheapest form of renewable power generation.

Viridor’s Ian Morrish and Biffa’s Chris Parry have been elected as the group’s Chair and Vice Chair.

Nina Skorupska, Chief Executive of the REA said: “12 years ago, when the REA was formed, landfill gas was the single largest renewable generating technology. As renewable generation has grown, particularly in wind and solar, its relative contribution has declined but it remains an important baseload resource which also has scope for flexible operation.”