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Producing energy from landfill gas in Turkey

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Climate solution #58

Landfill Methane Capture

Landfills generate methane as organic waste decomposes. Rather than getting released as emissions, that methane can be captured and used to produce electricity.

 

Over the course of a century, methane has 34 times the greenhouse effect of carbon dioxide. Landfills are a top source of methane emissions, releasing 12 percent of the world’s total. Landfill methane can be tapped, captured, and used as a fairly clean energy source for generating electricity or heat, rather than leaking into the air or being dispersed as waste. 

From drawdown.org

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UN’s Sustainable Development Goals:

Kocaeli Landfill Gas to Electricity

As an Ecologi member your money goes towards supporting projects that are in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Here are the goals recognised by the Kocaeli Landfill Gas to Electricity project:

  • Sustainable Development Goal #7

    Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy.

  • Sustainable Development Goal #8

    Promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all.

  • Sustainable Development Goal #13

    Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.

Read more about the Sustainable Development Goals

Project location: Kocaeli, Turkey

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