Republic Services’ McCarty Road Landfill in Houston is now supplying landfill gas to a nearby Anheuser-Busch brewery. The gas is processed at a plant that is located at the landfill and is operated by Ameresco.
After being processed, the gas is shipped through a six-mile pipeline to the brewery to help generate steam energy for the brewery’s power plant. According to a Republic press release, “more than 55 percent of the brewery’s fuel demand will be supplied by this new alternative fuel source.”
The press release also states that the environmental benefit of the project “is equivalent to planting more than 121,050 acres of pine or fir trees or taking 97,550 motor vehicles off the road.”