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Granger South Jordan Landfill Gas Destruction

Location

South Jordan, Utah

Project Type

Landfill Gas

Emissions Reduction

135,000 metric tons of CO2 each year

Online Date

June 2005

Certification

Green-e® Climate (upon request)

Verification

The Climate Action Reserve’s Landfill Project Protocol

 

Project Profile

Granger South Jordan Landfill Gas Destruction

The South Jordan Landfill Gas Project uses captured methane from the Trans-Jordan Landfill as a fuel source for electricity generation.

The history of the Trans-Jordan Landfill started in 1958 with a handshake between the cities of Sandy and West Jordan and the owner of the land, Kennecott Copper.  Since then, the landfill has become a 200 acre municipal solid waste landfill that is composed of multiple cities in the Salt Lake Valley region.

A landfill gas collection system and flare was installed in fall of 2005, but development for the bigger landfill gas-to electricity project started in the fall of 2007 and operation was completed in 2009.

The South Jordan Landfill Gas Project is a three way partnership between Trans-Jordan Cities, the landfill owner and operator; Murray City Power, the utility purchasing the power; and Granger Electric of South Jordan, the developer. The whole process is a joint effort from the three partners; the landfill gas, which is composed of about 50 percent methane, is captured through Trans-Jordan’s well pipe and pipe gathering system. The gas is then pulled from the landfill into Granger’s generating station, processed, and used as a fuel source for engine generator sets. The engine generators create electricity, which is lastly distributed to Murray City Power’s utility grid and their customers. With a generating capacity of 4.5 megawatts, the project can power nearly 3,000 average homes in the Murray City Power service area.

The emission reductions are verified by an accredited third-party verifier using the Climate Action Reserve’s Landfill Project Protocol. The Climate Action Reserve is a Green-e Climate Endorsed  independent third-party greenhouse gas (GHG) Project Certification Program.

All carbon offsets generated by the verified emission reductions are registered by the Climate Action Reserve and receive a unique serial number. This ensures that the carbon offsets are not double issued.

3Degrees offers purchasers the option to buy Green-e Climate certified carbon offsets sourced from this project.

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