Santa Marta Landfill Gas capture for electricity generation

Turning solid waste into climate action and social benefits

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Santa Marta Landfill


The Santa Marta Sanitary Landfill is located in the Province of Talagante, part of the Metropolitan Region of Santiago, in Chile

The site serves a population of around 1,200,000 inhabitants corresponding to the southern communes of Santiago.

The project supports communities in identifying, prioritizing and solving their main necessities in four pillars


Santa Marta Landfill Gas (LFG) fosters the sustainable development of Talagante’s local community

This landfill gas to energy project promotes local sustainable development and community growth while generating non-conventional renewable energy


January to December 2021

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The main goal of this project is to collect landfill gas from the Santa Marta Sanitary Landfill and to use it to generate renewable energy.

The project has great positive social and environmental impacts such as the reduction greenhouse gases and the generation of a positive effect on health and amenity in the local area.

The Santa Marta NCRE Power Plant generates an average of 3,472 MWh of electricity per month, which is injected into the Central Interconnected System (SIC), providing clean energy to the Chilean energy matrix and supporting the country’s goal of promoting sustainable development.

It’s developed by ALLCOT and registered under Gold Standard. Consorcio Santa Marta is the owner of the project.


Project activities and goals

Environmental Impact

Using clean and efficient technologies, generating renewable energy and reducing greenhouse gas emissions


Promoting sustainable development through the creation and funding of social development centres in the area

Economic Impact

Creating new job positions to manage and coordinate the landfill gas operations


Targeting local communities’ top priorities

The project actively works in supporting the local communities in their education, environmental endeavours, achieveing a healthy lifestyle and improving their life quality. Various activities are carried out to achieve this through the Social Development Centers in Lonquén and Los Valles.

These centers have been established with the primary goal of executing diverse social programs and activities that work directly with the local communities to enhance their well-being and prosperity.


The project aims to provide educational support to children living in the nearby towns surrounding the Landfill, as well as to children of its workers

Among the different activities carried out we can find:

  • Artistic and environmental educational projects

  • Delivery of scholarships for higher and basic studies

  • Support in the construction and operation of the new Kindergarten


The project actively holds constant monitoring and environmental controls of water, soil and air quality


Two Social Development Centers have been established to promote healthy habits and physical activity in the neighboring communities

This is achieved by organizing activities such as:

  • Triathlon workshop for children of the local school
  • Kinesiological rehabilitation center for the community of Lonquén

  • Permanent support to the Talagante Provincial Sports Club

  • Sponsoring family runs to promote sports among families


Direct and indirect employment come as a benefit of the project activity for the communities of Lonquén and Lo Herrera

Employees at the landfill receive direct benefits from the company as well as support and training in entrepreneurship.

Furthermore, the project contributes to the surrounding communities by supporting various initiatives such as the Equinomasi Rehabilitation Center for Children with Disabilities in the Talagante district.

How does the project work?

The landfill is the final disposal site for residential and industrial solid waste.

​Anaerobic degradation of the organic matter contained in the waste generates biogas. The proper management of this biogas allows to generate electricity, making it a source of renewable energy.


Consorcio Santa Marta is a company working in waste management in an innovative way and under strict certification standards.

It has an Unconventional Renewable Energy Center and an Integrated Waste Treatment Center in the city of Antofagasta.

Santa Marta Landfill Gas
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Children from Lo Herrera participated in a qualifier for the Regional School Athletics Tournament

Santa Marta trades in its Non-Conventional Renewable Energy Credits

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