The Renewable Energy Association (REA) has formed a dedicated landfill gas group in response to its demand from its members. The group, which was formed by participating waste firms Viridor, Biffa, Suez and Veolia, and energy firms Aurora Energy, Infinis and EnerG Natural Power, will focus on issues like training, sharing ideas and best practices, ensuring that embedded generation is probably valued in the electricity market and receiving equitable treatment in the business rates revaluation process.
The Landfill Gas Group has named Viridor Managing Director of Landfill Energy Ian Morrish as chair and Biffa General manager Chris Parry as vice-chair.
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Organisations to have participated in the formation of the group include waste firms Viridor, Biffa, Suez and Veolia, alongside energy firms including Aurora Energy, Infinis and EnerG Natural Power.
Landfill gas is produced by the breakdown of organic materials in landfill sites. In an uncontrolled state when landfill gas is allowed to escape to atmosphere, it is a serious greenhouse gas. However, when captured and used for the production of power, it is a useful and significant renewable energy source for the country.