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generation cycle

gas field

Over many years waste is deposited within the landfill site. This waste can be both from commercial and household sources.
Eventually landfills become full using special methods they are then capped.
Over time Methane is naturally created as the waste decomposes within the landfill.
If left to vent naturally it contributes to the greeen house effect.
To minimise this harmful effect we capture and collected the gas through a series of wells that are drilled deep into the landfill.

gas extraction

The gas is then transported from the wells on its way it passes through filters to ensure no large particles enter further into the system.
After the filters the gas passes through a blower which as well as supplying the engines with gas under pressure,
it also sucks the gas from the landfill wells.
We also have flares to burn the gas off if we need to maintain one of our engines or if there is a surlpus of gas.
This helps to ensure no gas is vented direct to atmosphere. It works but we like to use every last bit of the gas to produce clean energy.

power generation

We use the gas to power our engines, much like the way petrol is used to power cars.
The gas is mixed with air, each engine has turbos which push the mixture into the engine to use as fuel.
Attatched to the engine is an alternator which turns the rotating energy of the engine into electricity.
This electricity can then be used to help power the nation through connections to the national grid.

power distribution

Using our connections to the national grid decomposing waste from one end of the country can help power homes,
hospitals and factories at the other end.

You could even be reading this on a computer that is powered by recycled energy.

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