Principles of Landfill Gas Management – Vancouver, BC


Date: September 10, 2024
Location: GHD Vancouver – Suite 100, 138 E 7th Avenue, Vancouver, BC (virtual training is also available)
Cost: $425 SWANA members / $475 non-members / $350 virtual

Principles of Landfill Gas Management training course will be held from 7:45 AM – 4:00 PM. Lunch, snacks and drinks will be provided.

A virtual training option is available for the technical portion only and is available via Zoom. Email [email protected] for information.

Ticket Type PriceQuantityTotal
Virtual $350.00 $350.00
SWANA Member $425.00 $425.00
Non-Member $475.00 $475.00
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About the Course

This SWANA certificate course is customized for BC and is developed by Sperling Hansen Associates (SHA), SWANA Pacific – BC and Yukon Chapter staff, and the Vancouver Landfill Gas Operators. It will cover both design and operational principles applied in BC, and the basics for those working at a location where there is an active landfill gas collection, utilization and/or destruction. This course is also suited to those who may also need more than just the basics for managing these operations (Landfill Gas safety, regulations and costing). The technical modules will detail the why and how to for Landfill Gas (LFG) collection (design and operational considerations), LFG safety, the different systems being used and how to work with the regulation and the regulators. These sessions will be led by Dr. Ali Abedini, P.Eng, from Methane Expert Engineering (MethaneXE) and SHA.

This training will include hands on operational aspects including monitoring for process optimization and for regulatory compliance. The Vancouver Landfill Gas certified staff will provide an outline of the collection and monitoring system along with an on-site field inspection of the works and the monitoring regime. Operators with an interest in well head monitoring, system balancing, monitoring equipment considerations, flares and gas field safety will benefit from this on-site learning opportunity.


  • 07:45 AM – 08:00 AM – Registration and welcome
  • 08:00 – 10:00 AM –  LFG Operations & Management Theory (morning session) – Training course will cover: Landfill gas basics, Health & Safety, BC regulatory and technical requirements, LFG generation modeling, LFG control systems including extraction, flaring & utilization systems design, operation and maintenance.
  • 10:15 AM – 10:45 AM – Transport to the Vancouver Landfill
  • 10:45 AM – 12:45 PM – Introduction to the Vancouver Landfill Gas Collection System including field activities and flare stations. Troubleshooting, common landfill gas situations including settlement, wear and tear on equipment and infrastructure. Review and questions are welcome.
  • 12:45 PM – Lunch (will be provided for those in-person)
  • 01:30 PM – Transport from the Vancouver Landfill for completion of technical training
  • 02:00 PM – 04:00 PM – LFG Operations & Management Theory (afternoon session) – Training course will cover: Landfill gas basics, Health & Safety, BC regulatory and technical requirements, LFG generation modeling, LFG control systems including extraction, flaring & utilization systems design, operation and maintenance.

What is the refund policy?

A full refund minus a $75 administration fee will be issued prior to 30 days (August 12, 2024) before the Principles of Landfill Gas Management (LFG) training course. Full charge applicable thereafter. Although refunds will not be issued within 30 days of the training which the participant is registered for, substitutions ARE allowed. Please call or email request to [email protected].

What about a tour? Do I need to bring any special equipment?

This course will include a hands-on tour of the local landfill gas operations site. PPE requirements will follow.


Dr. Ali Abedini, Ph.D, P.Eng.

Dr. Ali Abedini is the President and Chief Engineer at Methane Expert Engineering Ltd., and a senior advisor at Sperling Hansen Associates. With over two decades of experience, he is a distinguished expert in Landfill Gas engineering and solid waste management. Renowned in his field, Dr. Abedini also contributes as a faculty member at SWANA BC and is an active technical member of the International Waste Working Group (IWWG) in the Methane Abatement Technical Working Group. He also serves as a technical advisor to Environment Canada and Climate Change (ECCC) and works with the World Bank Group as a technical consultant, supporting solid waste management projects in over 20 developing countries.

Dr. Abedini’s specialized knowledge in Landfill Gas engineering has led to significant innovations, including the development of the UBC Integrated Landfill Gas Generation Model (UBCiModel©) and the pioneering Surface Scan Fugitive Emission Quantification Technique (SSEQT), patented in both Canada and the USA. These contributions have established him as a leader in his field, dedicated to advancing sustainable practices in landfill gas management and solid waste management.

Hanna Musslick

Hanna Musslick (MOLO, B.Sc) is the lead Landfill Gas Technician at the City of Vancouver Landfill. Over the last ten years, she has overseen the implementation of many new technologies to improve landfill gas collection. This includes: precision orifice plate gas well heads, solar and pneumatic leachate pumps, buried and suspended temperature sensing, down hole well inspections using a cabled camera and, most recently, automated well field tuning devices. In addition to these technologies, she has directed the change in wellfield tuning procedure in anticipation of two renewable natural gas facilities (commissioning in 2024), and been on call for flare station trouble calls during the best of times, and the worst of times.

Hanna is an active member of the Coast Waste Management Association Landfill Gas Field & Flare Operators Working Group, and is on the Program Advisory Committee for the Environmental Protection Technology program at Kwantlen Polytechnic University.


If you require additional information please contact [email protected].

Event Details

Date: September 10, 2024

Start time: 07:45 a.m. PDT

End time: 04:00 p.m. PDT

Venue: GHD - Suite 100, 138 E 7th Avenue, Vancouver virtual training is also available)