2009 EPA M2M Grant: Community based landfill gas utilization in Brazil

Geographical Focus
Description of Project
Appalachian State University (ASU) located in northwestern North Carolina, is working with municipalities in the northeastern Brazilian state of Ceara. ASU’s focus is to identify landfill methane recovery project opportunities and connect these with the identified energy needs of local communities. ASU will work with Brazilian partners to develop a shortlist of landfill sites to study, develop preliminary assessments of gas generation potential, and link that potential to community energy needs. The ASU team will also conduct a study tour to North Carolina to provide Brazilian partners the chance to view landfill gas energy projects first hand. 
Partner Countries included in or proposing this activity
Brazil, United States
Instrumental Organizations
Appalachian State University, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Estimated lifetime of the project (years):
Emissions reductions:
Results and Outcomes
Community Methane Model Available on-line: http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=BEF661C47CB5F797 
Additional Documentation
Primary contact for this project or activity

First Name: Jeffrey

Last Name: Ramsdell

Organization Name: Appalachian State University

Email: ramsdellje@appstate.edu

Financial And In-Kind Support (U.S. $)
Total Amount provided by all Partner Countries and Organizations instrumental to this project or activity: $120,000


Description of In-Kind Support: