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GLRPPR Sector Resource: Using Landfill Gas to Recycle Glass and Provide Energy to the Metropolitan Detention Center

Title:
Using Landfill Gas to Recycle Glass and Provide Energy to the Metropolitan Detention Center

Abstract:
To reduce the use of fossil fuels and the resultant greenhouse gas emissions, the city of Albuquerque will use methane gas from its main landfill, currently flared, for two end uses. First, the gas will be used to fire a new kiln at a glass recycling facility, which already makes use of the glass collected through the city's recycling program. Second, the gas will be piped to the county's detention facility to fire the facility's heating and hot water boilers. In conjunction with this work, the city will conduct a public education campaign about renewable energy technologies.

URL:
http://epa.gov/statelocalclimate/local/showcase/landfill-gas-recycle.html

Source:
U.S. EPA State and Local Climate and Energy Program

Resource Type:
Case study/success story

Date of Publication:
2011

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