Landfill Gas Capture
The South Jordan Landfill project is located at the Trans-Jordan Landfill, a 200-acre sanitary MSW landfill near Salt Lake City that has been in operation for 50 years. The project commenced in 2005 and was renewed for a second ten-year crediting period in 2015. Project activity is the installation and operation of a gas collection and control system (GCCS) that is comprised of an interconnected network of vertical extraction and horizontal wells connected via underground header piping. Landfill gas is sent to three separate Caterpillar 3520 (1.6 MW) generator engines and an open flare for destruction. In addition to the significant GHG emission reductions from the destruction of methane that would otherwise have been released to the atmosphere, the project lowers methane levels in groundwater, increases safety by avoiding methane migration, and reduces emissions of VOCs and other local pollutants.