The group of companies Clear Energy on April 12 at the Malashivets landfill of solid domestic waste (MSW) near Ternopil launched a degassing station with a capacity of 659 kW. The purpose of the station is to utilize flammable landfill gas and generate electricity from it, the press service reports.
Currently, the Malashivetsky landfill has accumulated over 14 million m3 of waste. From the organic part of this mass, flammable methane gas is released, poisoning the environment. At the newly opened degassing station, the landfill gas will be utilized in an internal combustion engine, which will generate up to 659 kW of electricity per hour.
The degassing station uses equipment from the Austrian manufacturer Jenbacher, which has proven itself in European biogas projects.
The General Director of Clear Energy Group Andrii Hrinenko believes that “in addition to protecting the environment, the station will also perform an economic function. After all, the station means not only taxes to the local budget but also new jobs. And, since "green" electrics will be generated from unsafe gas, the operation of the station will not require additional costs from the city budget.”
The total investment in the degassing station amounted to €1.2 million provided by Ukrainian private investors. Now, thanks to the degassing station, Ternopoly residents will have an environmentally friendly landfill that meets all environmental standards. And the economy of Ternopil region will receive a new impetus for development.
As reported, a degassing station was built in Odesa.