Landfill gas capture and utilization

NACE Macro-Sector: E - Water Supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities

Level 2: E39

Level 3: E39.0

Level 4: E39.0.0

“Landfill gas capture and utilization” Landfill gas capture and utilization in permanently closed landfills using new (or supplementary) dedicated technical facilities and equipment installed during or post landfill closure.

Climate Change Mitigation

Metric and threshold:

Collection and utilization of landfill gas is eligible provided that (cumulative): 

• The landfill has not been opened after [date of entry into force of Taxonomy]; 
• The landfill (or landfill cell) where the system is newly installed (or extended and / or retrofitted) is permanently closed and is not taking further waste; 
• The produced landfill gas is used directly for the generation of electricity and/or heat, or upgraded to bio-methane for injection in the natural gas grid, or used as vehicle fuel (e.g. as bioCNG) or as feedstock in chemical industry (e.g. for production of H2 and NH3); 
• Methane emissions from the landfill and leakages from the landfill gas collection and utilization facilities are controlled by a monitoring plan. 

No threshold applies.

Climate Change Adaptation

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