Saving an estimated 170,499 tonnes of CO2 emissions annually, this project located in Mexico is at a Municipal Solid Waste landfill site. The purpose of the project is to contain the harmful landfill gases emitted at the site and use the captured methane to generate electricity.
While generating electricity and reducing CO2 are primary aims of the project, methane gas itself is a potent greenhouse gas (GHG) with harmful global warming effects, so its removal presents an additional advantage.
Locally, the project benefits extend further into the local community by creating various employment opportunities and reducing the fire and explosion risk at the site.
The project is fully certified and contributes to 6 of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) (1, 3, 7, 8, 12, 13)..