Distributed power generation

with landfill gas

MWM gas engines can be configured for use in power plants fueled with landfill gas.

Maximum efficiency using landfill gas: electric power made from waste

Landfill gas, a gas of the anaerobic and stable methane phase, consists of 35-60 percent methane and 20-45 percent carbon dioxide. The gas composition changes over the years (CH4 content drops).  MWM processes the gas, removing organosilicon compounds from the gas. By collecting methane (CH4) from landfills, whose escape to the atmosphere would promote the greenhouse effect, MWM contributes to the conservation of the environment. The greenhouse potential of methane is up to 25 times higher than that of carbon dioxide.

Special components for smooth running

To utilize landfill gas or other gases that have a high CO2 content, MWM uses pistons with a modified compression ratio. In addition, the proven MWM pre-chamber spark plugs provide for high efficiency and long service life.

Professionals for landfill gas

Having completed several hundred international reference projects, we are experts for special requirements in landfill gas installations. Our highly efficient, completely engineered solutions make MWM a strong partner for landfill gases.

Many years of experience

Worldwide over 700 gensets are deployed in 400 systems with a total output of over 600 MWel.

Selected references for landfill gas fueled power plants and CHP plants

GaoAnTun Landfill, Beijing, China

The project at the GaoAnTun landfill started in 2007 with the installation of one TCG 2016 V12B unit with an output of 537 kWel.

Ämmässuo Landfill, Finland

The 50-acre landfill in Ämmässuo, Finland, uses the landfill gas resulting from the fermentation of waste in four TCG 2032 V16 units. This is the first landfill gas plant with engines of the TCG 2032 series.

Gas engines & Products

Cogeneration Power Plant Solutions

Eco-friendly MWM cogeneration power plants with combined heat and power enable decentralized, economical and energy-efficient power production.

Gas Engines / Gensets

400 - 10,300 kWel

Output range from 400 kWel to 10,300 kWel. Run with natural gas, biogas, shale gas, mine gas and other gases.


MWM Representation in Moscow
Sales & Service
Caterpillar Energy Solutions GmbH
Bldg. 1, 5/2, 1st Kazachiy per.
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Russian Federation

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