did you know?
Landfill Gas (LFG) is the product of microbiological decomposition of land-filled waste. The bacteria thrive under anaerobic conditions and turn complex organic compounds found in waste matter into primarily Methane and Carbon Dioxide, LFG is approximately 50-55% methane and 40-45% carbon dioxide. There could be hundreds of compounds that make up the balance gas although the most notable gases would be Oxygen, Nitrogen and Hydrogen Sulphide. The remaining compounds in the gas could be just about anything, depending on the climate and the waste profile and are unique to each location.
We have a fantastic diagram which visually takes you through the landfill and biogas monitoring process. Take a look!