USA - LANDFILL GAS RECOVERY - LFG
LP GILL LANDFILL GAS RECOVERY PROJECT
LP Gill Landfill is located in Jackson, Nebraska. The LP Gill operation collects landfill gas from 39 collection wells and destroys it by sending it off site for use in a neighboring ethanol plant facility.
Developed under the Chicago Climate Exchange Standard
EMISSION REDUCTION SOURCES Emissions reductions (expressed in units of Carbon Dioxide equivalents (CO2e)) resulting from methane destruction; Project emissions of CO2 from fossil fuel combustion and purchased electricity.
THE LP GILL LANDFILL - LANDFILL GAS RECOVERY
The LP Gill Landfill is located in Jackson, Nebraska. The LP Gill operation collects landfill gas from 39 collection wells and destroys it by sending it off site for use in a neighboring ethanol plant facility (primary destruction method) and through flaring (secondary destruction method). The gas collection system was installed in December 2007. The landfill sends landfill gas through a feeder pipeline to the Siouxland Ethanol facility where it is used to replace pipeline gas in the ethanol manufacturing process. The landfill gas is collected from collection wells and then fed into a common header. This common header feeds the landfill gas into landfillâ€™s main processing facility. At the facility, the landfill gas first passes through a knockout tank and then is cooled using evaporative cooling for the ethanol facilityâ€™s needs.
THE CUSTOMER (SIOUXLAND ETHANOL) ALSO HAS A FOX PRO FLOW METER IN THE LANDFILL GAS STREAM IMMEDIATELY BEFORE THE ENTRY POINT TO THE THERMAL OXIDIZER.
INSTRUMENT QUALITY ASSURANCE / QUALITY CONTROL:
The customer (Siouxland Ethanol) also has a Fox Pro flow meter in the landfill gas stream immediately before the entry point to the thermal oxidizer. These flow meters operate in tandem and the data from each is compared to ensure meter accuracy. Due to the nature of the ethanol facilityâ€™s operations, its systems are monitored 24 hours a day. Additionally, the landfillâ€™s monitoring system is designed to send an alert to the appropriate landfill personnel if operations cease in an emergency situation or if operations fall outside of factory-established operating parameters. A flare was installed at the landfill gas facility, but it is considered a secondary destruction method and is only used when the ethanol facility cannot receive landfill gas. The flare has an automatic valve and starting system and will destroy the landfill gas that would otherwise be delivered to the ethanol facility. Thus, any landfill gas destroyed in the flare passes through the same landfill gas delivery system prior to flaring.
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Developed under the Climate Action Reserve Standard
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