Waste Management is investing $30 million in renewable energy infrastructure in Louisville, Ky., to fuel its natural gas-powered fleet of 80 trucks. To separate the methane gas from other gases, Waste Management will build a facility at the Outer Loop Recycling and Disposal Facility.
In addition to fueling its fleet, Waste Management will also sell any remaining gas to Texas Gas for the going natural gas rate.
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Texas-based waste disposal company Waste Management plans to invest $30 million in renewable energy infrastructure in Louisville.
Waste Management will use the gas produced naturally during waste decomposition at the Outer Loop Recycling and Disposal Facility, 2673 Outer Loop, to fuel its vehicles and sell off the remainder.
“The energy recovered at the landfill will be used to power Waste Management’s compressed natural gas-powered collection trucks,” according to a statement from the company. “The facility, the first of its kind in the region, will provide enough energy to fuel 800 trucks — the equivalent of 12,000 homes — per day.”