Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Trashing LNG-- Literally.

Waste Management is making a $15 million investment in German technology to turn methane gas from a landfill in Livermore into LNG for its fleet of 358 trucks, and possibly for resale. Currently, the company imports LNG from Arizona for its trucks.

At full capacity, the system will produce 13,000 gallons of LNG per day, enough to fuel 300 trucks.

The landfill already captures gas from its operations and uses it to power an 8 MW generation facility on site. The power generated is sold to PG&E.

The LNG project requires the approval of Bay Area air quality regulators.