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Title: Landfill-gas-development options

Abstract

Gas recovery from municipal landfills offers local governments an opportunity to produce energy from a necessary nuisance. New York City is exploring private company development, but municipal and joint-venture development are two other options. New York City receives royalty payments and assumes no risk; the city could receive a greater share of revenues if it contributes to capital costs. In-kind royalty payments in the form of minimally pretreated gas have limited appeal because the gas must be used within two miles of the site and the gas may require pipeline refitting. High-quality gas can be wheeled into the gas utility system. Private firms operating on a municipal-landfill site can be obstructive unless the parties reach an operational agreement. Getty Synthetic Fuels answered a Request for Proposals at the Fresh Kills site in 1976, and Wehran Energy Corporation for Pelham Bay in 1980. The city is now exploring other operating and financing options. (DCK)

Authors:
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5813450
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Waste Age; (United States)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 12:10
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; 32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; MUNICIPAL WASTES; ENERGY SOURCE DEVELOPMENT; GAS FUELS; NEW YORK; NEW YORK CITY; FINANCING; LOCAL GOVERNMENT; METHANE; SANITARY LANDFILLS; SITE SELECTION; ALKANES; FUELS; HYDROCARBONS; MANAGEMENT; MID-ATLANTIC REGION; NORTH AMERICA; ORGANIC COMPOUNDS; USA; WASTE DISPOSAL; WASTE MANAGEMENT; WASTES; 299003* - Energy Planning & Policy- Unconventional Sources & Power Generation- Other- (-1989); 320604 - Energy Conservation, Consumption, & Utilization- Municipalities & Community Systems- Municipal Waste Management- (1980-)

Citation Formats

Myers, J, and Bogardus, E R. Landfill-gas-development options. United States: N. p., 1981. Web.
Myers, J, & Bogardus, E R. Landfill-gas-development options. United States.
Myers, J, and Bogardus, E R. 1981. "Landfill-gas-development options". United States.
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abstractNote = {Gas recovery from municipal landfills offers local governments an opportunity to produce energy from a necessary nuisance. New York City is exploring private company development, but municipal and joint-venture development are two other options. New York City receives royalty payments and assumes no risk; the city could receive a greater share of revenues if it contributes to capital costs. In-kind royalty payments in the form of minimally pretreated gas have limited appeal because the gas must be used within two miles of the site and the gas may require pipeline refitting. High-quality gas can be wheeled into the gas utility system. Private firms operating on a municipal-landfill site can be obstructive unless the parties reach an operational agreement. Getty Synthetic Fuels answered a Request for Proposals at the Fresh Kills site in 1976, and Wehran Energy Corporation for Pelham Bay in 1980. The city is now exploring other operating and financing options. (DCK)},
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url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/5813450}, journal = {Waste Age; (United States)},
number = ,
volume = 12:10,
place = {United States},
year = {1981},
month = {10}
}