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Enviro-Mich message from "Alexander J. Sagady" <ajs@sagady.com>
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Some more specific information from MDEQ indicating that
my "nearly all" characterization in a prior message on landfill gas was not
accurate...  I should have said "most"

From: "Steven Kulesia" <kulesias@michigan.gov>
To: "Alexander J. Sagady" <ajs@sagady.com>
Subject: E-M:/ RE: / Out of state trash/Granholm/waste incineration

Alex,
 
Excerpt taken from the 2005 report generated by the Methane to Markets Landfill Subcommittee... part of the work covered under the Methane to Markets Partnership.  According to this 2005 report, @ 2/3 used for on-site electric generation 1/3 used for blending with natural gas for heating.  No doubt due to market forces in given areas for heating fuel vs. electricity production. 
 
Entire report is available at; <http://www.methanetomarkets.org/resources/landfills/docs/usa_lf_profile.pdf>http://www.methanetomarkets.org/resources/landfills/docs/usa_lf_profile.pdf
 
U.S. EPA web site on activieis recetnly undertaken by the Methane to Markets Partnership
<http://www.epa.gov/methanetomarkets/activities.htm>HTTP://www.epa.gov/methanetomarkets/activities.htm
 
Warm regards
 
Steven Kulesia, Energy Specialist
Pollution Prevention Programs Unit
DEQ Environmental Science and Services Division
Phone (517) 373-3109
Fax (517) 241-0858.





At 01:27 PM 08/29/2007, you wrote:
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>Enviro-Mich message from "Alexander J. Sagady" <ajs@sagady.com>
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>At 10:59 AM 08/29/2007, you wrote:
>>Capturing energy from waste doesn't have to involve combustion. I think
>>she was talking about landfill gas recovery.  
>
>In general, landfill gas recovered from landfills is hardly ever 
>used for pipeline gas.   Almost all landfill gas recovery is used 
>in conjunction with onsite gas fired engines for electricity generation.
>
>Where landfill gas contains chlorinated hydrocarbons, those same
>gas fired engines do generate polychlorinated dibenzo dioxins/furans.
>
>>-

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