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Based on data in EPA's Global Anthropogenic Emissions of Non—CO2 Greenhouse Gases report, in 2005, China's estimated anthropogenic methane emissions ranked 1st in the world. Approximately 25 percent of its anthropogenic methane emissions—209.9 MMTCO2E—come from agriculture (manure management), coal mines, municipal solid waste, and natural gas and oil systems.


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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency developed the China Landfill Gas (LFG) Model to estimate LFG generation rates from landfills, and potential LFG recovery rates for landfills that have, or plan to have, gas collection and control systems in China. The China LFG Model was developed using data on climate, waste characteristics, and disposal practices in China, and conditions at disposal sites in China. It also incorporates components of the 2007 U.S. EPA LMOP Central America LFG Model and the 2006 IPCC Waste Model.

The model, which is an Excel spreadsheet, is accompanied by a User's Manual. Both the spreadsheet and the User's Manual can be downloaded below. [Selecting the links will launch the spreadsheet and User's manual. To download the data instead, right click the links and save the files to your computer.]




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Methane Sites

The map shows completed and potential methane abatement, recovery, or use projects.

  • Use the check boxes to determine which sites to display on the map.
    • GMI sites are facilities at which methane abatement, recovery, and/or use projects have been identified or completed.
    • Non-GMI sites identify potential or existing projects that are not supported by the GMI.
  • Click a cluster of sites (i.e., numbered circles) to zoom to a region.
  • Click an individual site to view a summary.
  • For more site details click on the highlighted link.

Note: The placement of map icons is approximate, so the zoom-in feature is limited to avoid misrepresentations. Please contact us us if you have more accurate information about the location of a project or site.

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Red Icon   Agriculture

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