South Korea Prepares For World's Largest Landfill Gas Plant

Date: June 19, 2003

Source: News Room

The South Korea Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Energy has approved a project to build the world's largest power plant to be fueled with landfill gas as part of its effort to expand the use of alternative energy in Korea. Proposed by Eco Energy, the 50,000-kilowatt power plant will be operated with methane gas from a landfill mine in Baekseok-dong, Incheon. Once completed, the facility will produce about 400,000 megawatt-hours of electricity, which is enough to supply about 100,000 homes. Projected to cost about 9.49 billion won ($7.97 million) in total, the construction will begin this October and end in October 2005 for business launch in November of that year. Eco Energy will build the plant, manage it for 11 years, and then transfer operations to the Korean government.

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