Power Company AES is investing in a trash to methane power project in Nejapa, El Salvador. Instead of allowing the methane from the local landfill to seep into the atmosphere, they’re going to grab it all and turn it into 25 MW of energy for the local community. When methane hits the atmosphere it is actually 21 times more harmful then carbon dioxide, so AES’ project will provide 400,000 certified emission reductions (CER), from now until 2028. This is just part of AES’ overall plan to reduce greenhouse gases by 34 million tonnes by 2012. Their current projects are producing 19 million CERs annually.
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AES Acquires Landfill Gas Project in El Salvador to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Produce Renewable Energy