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Newfoundland landfill gas recovery project (June 01, 2008)

The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador has announced a $1.6 million investment for the construction of a methane gas recovery unit at the Robin Hood Bay landfill. The Landfill Gas Collecting and ...


The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador has announced a $1.6 million investment for the construction of a methane gas recovery unit at the Robin Hood Bay landfill. The Landfill Gas Collecting and Flaring System (LGCFS) can potentially reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the site by 50,000 to 60,000 tonnes per year. The Robin Hood Bay landfill emits approximately 130,000 tonnes of GHGs per year, representing approximately 1.2 per cent of the total greenhouse gases emitted in the province. Funding for this project comes from the EcoAction Trust Fund that was announced in 2007 by the federal government. This $23 million fund is focused on technology or energy efficiency projects that provide real reductions in greenhouse gas emissions.


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