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Where some only see waste, we see opportunity. A properly monitored landfill site can serve as an efficient source of gas energy. This energy can be derived from a process that’s already in place at every site. To meet environmental standards, landfill sites must capture and remove gas produced by the anaerobic decomposition of organic matter. This process provides a virtually free source of energy that can be utilized to generate electricity using mtu Power Generation cogeneration systems.


mtu gas engine generator sets offer tremendous efficiency, cost savings and environmental benefits. In addition to generating electricity, our systems can reduce the odor nuisance and fire and explosion hazards. It eliminates the threat of gas migration and enables landfill sites to be re-cultivated quickly. A single energy source makes a plant fully independent. Its energy supply is guaranteed in a remote location or if local grids are unreliable. mtu gas engine systems are portable containerized units, offering the flexibility to relocate the system and tap into new sources of gas. And for landfill sites in Europe, the electricity can be sold for use in the public grid.

Power Generation Solutions for Landfill Sites


We rigorously analyze the power generation demands of your business and staff, as well as the applicable standards, guidelines, deadlines, and local conditions. This allows us to design the optimal solution for standby power, continuous-prime power, or microgrids & hybrid solutions to prevent future problems.


Our wide-ranging experience helps guarantee on-time development and delivery of your standby generator or prime power generator solution. Network communication and power distribution are enabled by our flexible decentralized control strategies.


We ensure optimum operation and integration of your standby generator and prime power generator with the local power grid and control network, including software implementation, emergency simulation, test runs and training.


We can provide 24/7 power generation system monitoring and comprehensive on-site service for all components conducted by experienced technicians with expert knowledge of regional standards and how to apply them.

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Turning waste into green electricity

In the Chinese city of Shenzhen, three mtu gas engine ensure that waste is turned into electricity. Using landfill gas, the mtu 20V 4000 L32FB gensets together generate almost 6,000 kilowatts of electrical power.  

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