|| The city of Tianjin, the fifth largest city in China, has implemented a project to recover landfill gas (LFG), which was otherwise being released into the atmosphere, and burn pretreated LFG for electricity generation. The project was located at the Shuangkuo Landfill, one of five municipal waste landfills in Tianjin. The planned capacity of the project is 4.3 MW which is being installed in stages. The first generator, 1.03 MW, started operation in May 2008, currently utilizing 500-600 cubic meters of landfill gas. The electricity produced is being sold to the North China Power Grid under a long-term contract. Through the project, the city was able to use waste to generate revenues and gain local environmental benefits.