Our Landfill Gas business generates electricity using naturally occurring methane produced by the anaerobic decomposition of waste deposited in landfill sites, which is used to power gas engines. CLP Envirogas has since 1993, developed many renewable energy landfill gas sites, with currently 22 sites throughout the UK, a total of 67 gas engines and an installed capacity of 54MW.
Landfill gas is one of the naturally occurring products of decomposing organic matter in landfill sites, and comprises approximately 50% methane - a gas with a significant contribution to global warming.
By extracting and managing landfill gas, CLP Envirogas fulfils an important role in helping councils and waste management companies meet their environmental obligations. Collecting and utilising potentially harmful landfill gas, not only generates electricity but also reduces its adverse environmental impact.
We have a professional staff of engineers, project managers and legal and financial experts of unrivalled experience, which enables us to perform all aspects of project development in-house. This integrated approach allows us to provide a comprehensive service in renewable energy beginning with site investigation and following through to turnkey design, build and operation.
Our project development experience allows our clients to benefit from major cost savings and technical innovations.
Growing awareness of climate change and other environmental issues has encouraged an expansion of demand for renewable energy. In the UK this has been backed up by legislation providing incentives for clean energy projects. Because of our expertise, experience and capabilities we have played a key role in the growth of the UK renewable energy sector.