Waste Management to open third landfill-to-NG facility – USA

Posted on October 21, 2013 by DrRossH in Landfills and Disposal

Waste Management to open third landfill-to-NG facility.

The facility will be designed to process approximately 3,500 standard cubic feet per minute (SCFM) of incoming landfill gas, equivalent to 105 million British thermal units per hour. This is as much gas as it takes to fuel about 400 of WM’s compressed natural gas (CNG) collection trucks each day and represents more than 10 per cent of the natural gas that is used in WM’s CNG fleet.

Waste Management of Illinois currently has more than 100 CNG trucks in its fleet displacing about one million gallons per year of diesel fuel.

Making plastics biodegradable will add to the benefits a site like this in Illinois will supply.