Captured mineral methane
Captured mineral methane works very similarly to captured landfill methane and helps to tackle climate change.
Methane is a harmful greenhouse gas that forms naturally on the face of former mines. The gas escapes into the atmosphere slowly over time.
Captured mineral methane explained
- Former mines are sources of methane gas being released into the atmosphere
- As gas nears the surface, it is collected through a gas well and routed through pipes to an engine
- Methane is combusted in the engine and converted into electricity
Captured mineral methane can provide baseload power through the year. Or we can use it for seasonal energy, by turning pumps on in winter to meet higher demand.