Utility Converting Landfill Gas to Natural Gas for Detroit

DTE Gas is converting landfill gas to natural gas for its Detroit residential customers.

The subsidiary of DTE Energy Co. said in a news release that it is providing pipeline-quality natural gas from the Sauk Trail Hills landfill in Canton, Mich., as part of its BioGreenGas program.

Residential natural gas customers can subscribe to the program for $2.50 a month. DTE Gas said it is one of the first utilities in the country to develop such a program.

Clean Energy Renewable Fuels (CERF) invested about $20 million in building the plant to purify the biogas at the landfill. DTE Pipeline Co. invested about $2 million to build a pipeline and a meter station there.

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