The project was established to reduce the environmental problems at the Ruseifah landfill site near Amman. A 1-MW biogas power plant was installed using the landfill gas (methane) as a resource for electricity generation. The landfill gas (with a high concentration methane) was extracted from 12 wells at the landfill site; further, a 2000 m3 biodigester was erected to produce methane directly from industrial organic waste. The plant is operated by the Jordan Biogas Company (JBC), a joint venture of the national electricity company NEPCO (now CEGCO), and the Greater Amman Municipality (GAM).
Middle East and North Africa