August 12, 2002 [SolarAccess.com] A garbage-fired power plant in China capable of generating 30,000 kWh of power annually has passed appraisals from the United Nations Development Program, the United Nations Economic Affairs Program and the State Administration of Environmental Protection. It is located in the Shuige Garbage Field, the largest situated in Shuige, the southeastern suburb of Nanjing, capital of Jiangsu Province in east China. The plant will generate power by consuming the methane collected from the dump and then transporting it to arterial pipe in the gas collection station. The power output from the plant will provide power to around 5,000 households. The project was launched in 1997 when Chinese scientists began cooperating with the United Nations Development Program.