In the Dnieper, a 1 MW biogas power plant operates at the Right-Bank Solid Waste Landfill.
In Ptashina Balka, landfill gas has been converted into electricity for six months, dnpr.com.ua reports.
At one of the most powerful stations in Ukraine, the gas released during waste decomposition is pumped around the clock through wells located throughout the landfill and transported through pipes to gas filters, and then burned to produce electricity.
"The plant pumps out almost 90% of landfill gas from the landfill body - a harmful mixture of methane and other gases, including sulfur compounds," says energy engineer Denis Deinego.
In addition to producing "green" electricity, the degassing station significantly reduces emissions of harmful substances into the environment, minimizes the risk of fires in landfills and reduces carbon dioxide emissions.