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Landfill Gas Burning Project Earns Dividends for Nebraska City

A landfill gas-to-energy project built by the city of Lincoln and Lincoln Electric System has helped reduce the harmful greenhouse gas methane -- and brought in some cash for the city.

The project captures landfill gas at the Bluff Road Landfill via 76 wells and then sends it through a system of pipes to nearby Terry Bundy Generating Station, where it is burned to produce electricity.

Landfill gas, a byproduct of decomposing garbage, is 40 to 60 percent methane, with the remainder made up of mostly carbon dioxide.

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