Honey Monster Helps Landfill Produce More Clean, Green Methane Gas Energy

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Smiths Creek Landfill

The Honey Monster at the Smiths Creek Landfill screens the flow and removes trash before septage is allowed to enter the bioreactor portion of the landfill.

Researchers in Michigan are trying to determine if liquid septage can super-charge the breakdown of garbage inside landfills. Is septage the secret ingredient needed to turn a regular landfill into a bioreactor landfill – producing more biogas and freeing up space for even more garbage?

Starting in 2005 the research team associated with Smiths Creek Landfill in Michigan constructed a septage receiving area to screen septage, store it and then pump it into infiltration pipelines buried in one portion of the landfill.

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