Hofstetter Gastechnik - Serbia

Integrated Dumpsite Solution

Contract: 2020.01
Resource Efficiency

Integrated Dumpsite Solution

Project Type:

Pilot Project


Resource Efficiency



Project State:


Project Start:

March 2020

End of Project:

Planned 2021


Hofstetter Gastechnik, Hindelbank,, Alin Schiopu

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Swiss Contribution

Hofstetter Gastechnik is a Swiss plant constructor specialized in integrated landfill solutions. This internationally established company will be responsible for the design, technological know-how, main equipment manufacturing, training and initial operation of the project.


A serious challenge is being posed to Serbia, where no solutions are being offered for landfill gas or leachate at over 100 dumpsites. These dumpsites are polluting the air and soil, as well as surface and underground waters. Many of these landfills have no access to the electricity grid; which is problematic as landfill technologies such as degassing systems and leachate treatment plants rely on electricity for operation.
In Trstenik, Hofstetter Gastechnik will prove the concept of an innovative and probably unique solution, which is capable of managing the gas and leachate of off-grid landfills. A system called “Auttonomous” will safely combust landfill gas in a gas engine which produces electricity that can be utilised on-site. Part of the produced energy will be used to power a compact reverse osmosis unit for landfill leachate treatment. These measures should reduce significantly the landfills’ impact on the environment.