- About Us
- Projects & Programs
- Get Active
- Roosevelt Institute
- Join Us On
Moving Waste Management to the Future: Implementing a Facultative Bioreactor
School:The University of Georgia
Date Published:Tue, 2009-09-01
Published in:10 Ideas for Energy & the Environment
The installation of a faculative bioreactor in Athens-Clarke County will provide and efficient waste management method and will generate renewable and environmentally sustainable energy for the University of Georgia.
- Landfill gas emissions account for a total of 34% of US methane emission into the earth's atmosphere.
- Bioreactors can increase vertical space of a landfill by 15-30% within 5-10 years.
- Methane is 21 times more persistent in the atmosphere and has a greater radiative force than carbon dioxide.