Management of biogas generated in sanitary landfills. Electrical autogeneration in Artigas sanitary landfill

Uriarte, J.; Carreras, N.; Solano, M.L.

Biomass for Energy, Industry and Environment. Proceedings of 6th EC Conference, Athens, Greece, 22-26 April, 1991: 590-594


The results obtained in the first phase of a study of landfill gas production at the Artigas landfill near Bilbao in northern Spain are reviewed. The biogas produced had a high methane content (55%-70%) and a low level of toxic and corrosive compounds, making it suitable for use in motors generating electrical energy.