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Biogas Benefits

Beneficial use of biogas from landfills abates carbon and creates dispatchable, renewable energy.

LGI’s systems take biogas from landfills and convert it to carbon dioxide which is 28 times less harmful to the environment. We do this by flaring the biogas or converting it into dispatchable, renewable power to displace electricity produced by fossil fuels and expedite the transition to 100% renewables.

Every year we capture approximately 100 million cubic metres of potentially harmful gas from landfills, which reduces the amount of carbon dioxide entering the atmosphere by nearly one million tonnes. To put that in perspective, its environmental benefit could be matched by growing 16 million tree seedlings for 10 years or taking 200,000 cars off the road for a year.

We have proven methods to reduce greenhouse gasses today. Our goal is to increase biogas capture from as many landfills as possible, large and small, to help to save the planet one landfill at a time.

Carbon credits (aka ACCUs) can enable additional carbon abatement with biogas management systems on landfills, which would otherwise not be economically viable. LGI creates carbon credits from these types of small and/or regional landfills. Learn more from this Fact Sheet about how our projects which create additional carbon abatement.