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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In the late 1990s, the Chinese government implemented reforms to help aide in the growth of the country's rapidly expanding economy. One of these reforms was an energy plan that would help ensure a more robust, consistent power grid.

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