Waste Management Unveils Its New Waste-to-Gas Facility in Kentucky, Cutting Costs for its Fleet

Waste Management Unveils Its New Waste-to-Gas Facility in Kentucky, Cutting Costs for its Fleet

  Waste Management unveiled its latest tech innovation today at its Outer Loop Recycling and Disposal Facility in Kentucky, turning waste from the landfill into usable, renewable natural gas (RNG). This new facility captures methane produced by the landfill and converts it into pipeline quality … Read more…

Renewable Natural Gas Could Help Fuel 15% of US Fleets

Renewable Natural Gas Could Help Fuel 15% of US Fleets

Renewable natural gas production is on the rise in the United States, but new research from the World Resources Institute shows the potential to help fuel heavy-duty trucks and buses is larger than previously thought.

Renewable Natural Gas Production Facilities Grow by 85% in Four Years

Renewable Natural Gas Production Facilities Grow by 85% in Four Years

A new map and project database show at least 76 operational renewable natural gas production facilities in the United States and Canada now. That represents an 85% growth from the 41 projects built by 2014, says the Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas. The RNG Coalition, … Read more…

Smithfield Foods Invests in Hog Waste-To-Energy: Q&A with Bill Gill

Smithfield Foods Invests in Hog Waste-To-Energy: Q&A with Bill Gill

Bill Gill, assistant vice president for sustainability at Smithfield Foods, shares how efforts including hog waste-to-energy could help the world’s largest pork producer cut GHG emissions — and costs.

North Carolina Plant Converts Hog Farm Waste Into 11,000 MWh Annually

North Carolina Plant Converts Hog Farm Waste Into 11,000 MWh Annually

A newly completed swine waste-to-energy project in North Carolina is producing pipeline quality biogas from hog farms — and using that to generate electricity for Duke Energy customers.

Metro Portland Announces New Plant To Turn Food Scraps Into Energy

Metro Portland Announces New Plant To Turn Food Scraps Into Energy

In Oregon, the Metro Portland government began negotiations to site a plant for converting the region’s food scraps into energy, the Portland Tribune reported. Local officials hope that a new anaerobic digester will effectively turn food waste into energy. Prior to the start of negotiations … Read more…

From Manure to Energy: Michigan Tech Releases Study on Repurposing Wasted Gas

From Manure to Energy: Michigan Tech Releases Study on Repurposing Wasted Gas

  Chemical engineers at Michigan Tech University have released a study examining the carbon footprint of redirecting methane into a usable energy source. The study, published in the journal “Environmental Progress and Sustainable Energy,” analyzed anaerobic digestion, or the composting of organics without air, and … Read more…

New Jersey Sewage Treatment Plant To Trade Effluent for Energy

New Jersey Sewage Treatment Plant To Trade Effluent for Energy

In an unusual deal, the Camden County Municipal Utilities Authority just launched a project to send effluent from wastewater treatment to a local power plant in exchange for electricity, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported. The agreement is expected to help the New Jersey facility become energy … Read more…

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