Research Projects   

 Title: Technologies of Extraction and Using Landfill Biogas from Urban Areas



Organisation: Iranian Fuel Conservation Company (IFCO) and Isfahan Municipality


Duration: From 18 – April – 2006 To 07 – May – 2007



The sites of burying urban waste pollute not only groundwater resources but also the atmosphere due to extracted methane gas. In this project, the goal was to give practical methods of extracting biogas, refining gas and generating power utilising a gas power plant in the city of Isfahan.


Outcomes and Benefits:

  • Solving some serious environmental problems of the region such as air pollution and groundwater contamination;

  • Piping and extracting biogas from the existing landfills;

  • Designing modern landfills; and

  • Building a pilot biogas power plant in this region.