Landfill gas can be an effective source of cheap energy and fuel for vehicles, a new report suggests.
According to a study by the Centre for Resource Management and Efficiency at Cranfield University, biomethane from landfill gas and anaerobic digestion could be using as fuel to power cars and contribute up to 50 per cent of the UK's renewable target.
The report, sponsored by gas analyser supplier Geotechnical Instruments and the Chartered Institute of Wastes Management, said small-scale energy generation from waste at a community level have play an important contribution to the energy sector.
"The use of biomethane for road transport and community-level Energy from Waste (EfW) should be given more support because they would provide much-needed energy and help to combat climate change," the report said.
"Small-scale EfW facilities deployed within communities would also help to overcome some of the challenges faced by larger installations."
Energy from waste could also persuade consumers to switch gas providers and benefit from lower energy bills.
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