Here's an idea for our state and federal governments to explore, it may not be the total answer to our energy problem, but it surely could be an eco-friendly answer to some of our expanding energy requirements.

Methane gas from a community landfill site is powering Fujifilm's primary US plate manufacturing complex, in Greenwood, South Carolina.

The system is providing 40 per cent of the power for the facility's operations. Methane gas is extracted from the landfill and piped in to the Fujifilm complex, where it is then used in two of the facility's four boilers. The factory will use 197 billion BTUs of methane-generated energy from the landfill per year, which is said to be equivalent to the amount of energy required to annually heat more than 5,000 homes.

Fujifilm Australia Pty Ltd

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