Methane Gas Capture and Use at a Landfill - Demonstration Project

The project has promoted the design, construction and operation of the first ever methane gas power plant in Mexico, and Latin America, that incorporates local and global environmental concerns in its scope and operation. The project is currently powering city lights at night and the Metro system during the day in Monterrey, all of this is being done with landfill gas that would otherwise have been leaked into the atmosphere, contributing to greenhouse gas accumulation.

Area of Evaluation: 

Mitigation

Thematic Cluster: 

Renewable energy

Theme of Evaluation: 

Biomass

GEF Funding: 

Yes

Level of Evaluation: 

Country

Region: 

Latin America and Caribbean

Type of Evaluation: 

Implementation Completion Report

Institution: 

World Bank

Evaluation Author: 

Sustainable Development Department, Latin America and the Caribbean Region

Year of Evaluation: 

2007