The project captures and flares landfill gas containing methane, significantly reducing the global warming potential of the GHG released to the atmosphere.
The Landfill Gas Capture Project is publicly listed on Blue Registry and has been 3rd party verified under VER+ by Det Norske Veritas AS (DNV). The project, undertaken by the Fredericton Region Solid Waste Commission (FRSWC), captures and flares landfill gas containing methane, thus significantly reducing the global warming potential of the greenhouse gases released to the atmosphere. FRSWC represents the first project in Canada to be validated and verified under the VER+.
The Fredericton Region Solid Waste Commission landfill manages the waste of Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada. The FRSWC landfill site is 120 hectares in area and services a population of approximately 115,000. The site has been operating since 1986 and is estimated to have over one million tonnes of municipal solid waste in place. The site is currently accepting approximately 75,000 tonnes per year of municipal solid waste and will provide waste disposal capacity for the next 45 years.