Landfill Methane Recovery Demonstration Project

Project Summary

The project aims to demonstrate self-sustaining modern waste management of municipal solid waste through maximum collection of generated methane, thereby reducing greenhouse gas emissions and creating a revenue stream to cover capital costs and operational costs. The project would demonstrate the feasibilty of developing indigenous landfill gas as an energy source, utilizing an otherwise constant emission of methane into the atmosphere and partially substituting a renewable energy source for imported fossils fuels for electricity generation in Montevideo.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Medium-size Project
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
The World Bank
Executing Agencies
GEF Project Manager


Project Preparation Grant Amount
24,800 USD
GEF Project Grant
975,200 USD
Co-financing Total
3,136,400 USD
GEF Agency Fees
146,000 USD
Total Cost 4,136,400.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
Preparation Grant Approved
30 Apr 1998
Project Approved for Implementation
29 Mar 2000
Project closed
30 Jun 2004