Linde will use methane gas that is currently being flared at the treatment plant to fuel the four ‘Direct FuelCell’ (DFC) power plants. Most of the gas collected and purified by Linde will be transported off-site to three separate customer locations where the larger power plants will be installed. The remainder of the methane will be used on-site to fuel the 300 kW plant, which will provide renewable baseload power for Linde’s purification plant.

Micro-CHP technology has the potential to deliver carbon dioxide savings in small commercial environments and certain types of homes, but the devices work best where considerable thermal loads are present and, ideally, manufacturers need to improve their electrical performance. So say the findings from the largest field trial carried out to date into micro-CHP, which were released today by the UK Carbon Trust.