2006 EPA M2M Grant: Small Scale Direct Utilization of Landfill Gas to Fulfill On-Site Energy Needs

Geographical Focus
Description of Project
Argentina Solid Waste (ARS) Association will identify a landfill; design, procure and construct a pilot-scale landfill methane recovery and use project to demonstrate the use of landfil biogas in fuel infrared heaters. ARS will then assess the technical and economic results of the project.

8/11/2010: Project has been extended for 8-12 months. 
Partner Countries included in or proposing this activity
Argentina, United States
Instrumental Organizations
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Argentina Solid Waste Association (ARS) (in IGMS as 'APEEDLRS' - Asociacion Para El Estudio de los Residuous)
Estimated lifetime of the project (years):
Emissions reductions:
Results and Outcomes
By substituting landfill methane for a fossil-fuel the net greenhouse gas emissions that would have occurred from the landfill will be reduced as well as local air quality improvements will be achieved. When the heaters are not in use the landfill will combust the gas in a flare. 
Additional Documentation
Escobar_Annex_Diagrams (PDF)
Escobar_Infrared_Heating_Project_Final_Report (PDF)
Primary contact for this project or activity

First Name: Ricardo

Last Name: Rollandi

Organization Name: Argentina Solid Waste Associations

Email: rrollandi@cliba.com.ar, solgaravelli@yahoo.com

Financial And In-Kind Support (U.S. $)
Total Amount provided by all Partner Countries and Organizations instrumental to this project or activity: 125000


Description of In-Kind Support:

Deployment of infrared heaters using landfill methane has not been accomplished in Latin America and only a few projects exist internationally. Infrared heaters typically use a fossil fuel such as natural gas or propane.