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Biomass Energy Outlook

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There is a lot of excitement in landfill gas power projects. The US EPA's Landfill Methane Outreach Program Web site reports that nationally there are 435 landfill gas projects with a generating capacity of 1,350 MW. That is an impressive amount of energy with more on the way. While large landfills can produce enough methane gas to power megawatts of generating capacity, it is not a large percentage relative to the large amount of biomass energy delivered to the landfill. A significant advantage that solid waste management systems have over other bioenergy feedstocks is that it provides a captive supply of material ready for processing.

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