Recovered Methane Fuels Sustainable Power


Unexpected fuel for everyday power.

Power your world with sustainable practices. Cat® generator sets are designed to collect, clean and run on harmful gases produced by landfills. It’s reliable power that promises to reduce your environmental impact.

Sell the power produced to your electric utility with our switchgear, including programmable logic controller (PLC) based controls, paralleling your generator sets to the local grid.

Our expert team is dedicated to getting you started and keeping you running — your work should stay sustainable and successful.

Cat Generator Sets: How Renewable Landfill Energy Works

Modern landfills are required to install gas collection systems to capture and destroy the methane gasses that are naturally produced within a landfill. These gases are burned in a flare. Rather than eliminating landfill gas by simply burning it off, Caterpillar can help you turn it into a renewable fuel by providing gas-fueled engine-generators that can produce electric power from landfill gas.

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Any size or shape. In any regulatory environment. When you need power, Caterpillar is equal to the challenge. Our generators are used in a variety of applications.

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The F.R. Bowerman Landfill in California contains an estimated 31 million tons of waste. Its immense size and strict emission requirements led to building a renewable energy power plant to manage and reuse this onsite waste. Cat CG260 gen sets supply the power.

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Caterpillar offers standard and customized power solutions for all your applications, where you need it, whenever you need it.

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Cat® Gen sets power island community independently and reliably

Ensuring power to an island community takes the commitment of a strong company and the most reliable equipment available. The C175-16 runs continuously, providing the island with 1.3 to 2 MW of power. The island’s peak power need of 3.3 MW is met with the addition of one of the 3516 generator sets.

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Power Systems Training

It’s a good time to schedule Cat® Power Systems technical training seminars. Factory and dealer experts will come to your office to train your team on your electric power generation products. Earn CEU credits and build relationships while you get the best possible training and support.

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No project is the same - from the application to the power need. That’s why we offer a range of project financing options.

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