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In the Press: Joburg to produce its own electricity from landfill

Article by Lucille Davie published 21 July 2014 by Media Club South Africa

"Joburg has five landfill sites – besides Robinson Deep, there's Marie Louise in Dobsonville, one each in Linbro Park and Ennerdale, and Goud Koppies in Eldorado Park. Robinson Deep was opened in the 1930s and takes up about 124 acres of land. The methane gas it produces is 21 times more harmful than carbon dioxide. In May 2011, as a result of a flood of complaints about the smell from Robinson Deep, the city started flaring the gas by means of a network of 68 wells sent down into the landfill, to tap the gas. But towards the end of October, an independent power producer, Ener-G Systems Joburg, will start installing the four generators.”

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