Landfill Gas Screening Tool (LFG-ST)


Sector:Municipal Solid Waste


About the tool

The Landfill Gas Screening Tool’s goal is to assist cities in assessing the potential feasibility of a landfill gas energy (LFGE) project. It provides a preliminary estimate of how much landfill gas (LFG) a site could collect, and whether that fuel supply is likely sufficient to support a modest-sized LFGE project. LFGE project types include combusting LFG directly to produce heat (e.g., for industrial applications), using LFG to generate electricity, and - in some cases - converting LFG into a compressed natural gas (CNG) to fuel vehicles.

The Landfill Gas Screening Tool was developed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in support of the Global Methane Initiative and the Climate and Clean Air Coalition.

Downloads & resources


Global Methane Initiative (GMI)
Building global relationships and capacity to act on methane