Waste360 is part of the Informa Markets Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

Need to Know

Bitcoin Miners Turn to Landfills to Power Mining Operations

George Frey/Getty Images bitcoins

Bitcoin miners are increasingly turning to landfills not only to find bitcoin but to power their operations.

New players in the crypto game such as Vespene and XcelPlus are leveraging landfill methane for the mass amounts of energy needed to find bitcoin. Using emissions is advantageous as it vastly reduces the environmental impact crypto mining uses. In addition, landfills exist globally - which means miners can go anywhere they need to in their quest.

Read the entire story here.

Hide comments


  • Allowed HTML tags: <em> <strong> <blockquote> <br> <p>

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.