Clean Energy Landfill Projects Approved Under Carbon Farming
sustainabilitymatter.net.au, 4 September 2012:
The first offset projects under the national Carbon Farming Initiative (CFI) have been approved, with four landfill sites set to reap environmental rewards by capturing harmful greenhouse gases from waste.
Two of the gas capture projects are based in Perth at the South Cardup and Mirrabooka landfill sites, with the others in Buderim, Queensland and Darwin.
Combined, the four landfills will abate around 170,000 tonnes of CO2-e gas, with three sites generating more than 40,000 MWh of renewable energy per year - enough to power 5600 homes.