The 'ACUMEN' Project

27Nov / 2012

The ‘ACUMEN’ Project

GGS are pleased to announce that we working with the Environment Agency and other partners on the ACUMEN Project (Assessing Capturing and Utilising Methane from Expired and Non-Operational Landfill ).

This project will demonstrate how methane from expired and non-operational (closed) landfill sites can be captured. Economic and technical uncertainties have so far hampered the wide take-up of new technologies to manage methane emissions from closed landfill sites. ‘ACUMEN’ will show how these can be overcome through a combination of innovative technologies and techniques, and will establish the technical and economic viability of capturing, using and mitigating methane from closed landfill sites. The European Commission has approved the funding for the ‘ACUMEN’ project under the LIFE+ programme, the European Union’s environment fund.

The LIFE+ programme cover actions in the fields of nature conservation, environmental policy, climate change and information and communication on environmental issues and the ‘ACUMEN’ project is a three year research project.

For further information regarding the ACUMEN project please use this link:


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