Methane Capture and Use (Landfill Demonstration Project

Project Summary

The proposed Methane Gas Capture Project would provide support to an existing project on solid waste management (Second Solid Waste Management Project [Ln. 3752-ME]) to enable the internalization of the global dimension of landfill gas capture and use. Specifically, the GEF support would be used to provide the financial and technical assistance required to demonstrate self-sustaining modern waste management of municipal solid waste that includes capture and use of landfill gas. The GEF project would demonstrate the technology and lay the foundations for widespread introduction of methane capture and use, as a proven technique in the Mexican market.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
The World Bank
Executing Agencies
GEF Period:
GEF - 2
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
300,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
6,230,000 USD
Co-financing Total
16,620,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
624,000 USD
Total Cost 23,150,000.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
Preparation Grant Approved
18 Dec 1998
Project Approved for Implementation
17 Apr 2001
Project closed
30 Jun 2006