Biocovers for Greenhouse Gas Mitigation from Landfills

Biocovers for Greenhouse Gas Mitigation from Landfills

  • Project Type

    Demonstration

  • Project Value

    $3,500,000

  • Project Status

    Active

  • Location

    Leduc, AB

  • Funding Amount

    $1,745,166

Many Alberta municipalities are working toward solutions to address challenges associated with landfills. One solution proposed by Tetra Tech may reduce GHG emissions by taking a new approach to landfill covers. This project will demonstrate the effectiveness of a hybrid of landfill, biocover technologies which destroy fugitive methane emissions from landfills. The approach is superior to today’s traditional low-permeability cover systems and, to test it out, we’re supporting a full-scale demonstration of the technology in Leduc, Alberta. Instrumentation will help Tetra Tech measure the impact so the results can support the development of a protocol to accurately quantify the performance of the technology.