Landfill Gas Information

Division of Energy fact sheet
04/2020
Division of Energy Director: Craig Redmon
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The Division of Energy (DE) supports more widespread development and use of Missouri's indigenous energy resources, including landfill gas. More widespread use of these resources would provide both economic and environmental benefits to Missourians.

Landfill gas is already used in Missouri for a variety of energy applications such as electricity generation, school heating and industrial process heat. A list of landfill gas to energy projects both in operation and under construction in the state is available below.

Landfill Gas to Energy Projects in Missouri

Landfill Name City County Owner Organization Project Status LFGE Utilization Type MW Capacity
City of Columbia SLF Columbia Boone City of Columbia, MO Operational Electricity
2.1
Courtney Ridge Landfill LLC Indenpendence Jackson Republic Services Inc Operational Thermal
/
IESI Landfill Maryland Heights St. Louis Progressive Waste Solutions Ltd. Operational Thermal
Jefferson City Sanitary Landfill Jefferson City Cole Republic Services Inc. Operational Electricity
3.2
Lamar Landfill Larmar Barton City of Lamar, MO Operational Electricity
1.6
Prairie Viedw Regional Waste Facility Lamar Barton Republic Services Inc. Operational Electricity
1.6
Rumble SLF I & II Sugar Creek Jackson Waste Management Inc. Operational Thermal
/
Springfield Sanitary Landfill Willard Greene City of Springfield, MO Operational Thermal
3.0
Veolia ES Oak Ridge Landfill Inc. Ballwin St. Louis Veolia ES Solid Waste Inc. Operational Electricity
/
Fulton SLF Fulton Callaway City of Fulton, MO Operational Thermal
0.3
St. Joseph City SLF St. Joseph Buchanan City of St. Joseph, MO Operational Electricity
1.6
IESI Landfill Maryland Heights St. Louis Progressive Waste Solutions Ltd. Construction Electricity
16.5
Central Missouri SLF Sedalia Pettis WCA Waste Corporation Construction Electricity
1.6
       
Total electricity capacity 31.5
Data source: The EPS's Landfill Methane Outreach Program (LMOP), as of June 2012.

In 2004, the Division of Energy worked with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Landfill Methane Outreach Program (LMOP) to assess the potential contribution of landfill gas to Missouri's energy mix. The DE/LMOP assessment focused on 22 promising landfill sites in Missouri. It was estimated that existing and new projects at the 22 landfills could supply about 6.9 trillion BTU of energy, equivalent to about 6,838 million cubic feet of natural gas.

The methodology and results of the DE/LMOP assessment are summarized in the attached maps and Power Point presentations. Additional information on landfill gas potential and applications in the U.S. is available at LMOP's website, http://www.epa.gov/lmop.

Landfill Gas Energy Potential Based on 2004-2008 Average Gas Flows
Landfill Gas Energy Potential Based on 2005-2014 Minimum Gas Flows
Presentation of Inventory of Landfill Gas (LFG) Potential at 22 Missouri Landfills
Presentation of Four Reasons to Care About Missouri Landfill Gas (LFG)