A plant located at Waste Management’s Altamont Landfill near Livermore, Calif., has begun converting landfill gas into liquefied natural gas (LNG). The facility is operated by The Linde Group, an engineering firm, and the LNG will be used to fuel approximately 300 Waste Management collection trucks in California. The plant will produce approximately 13,000 gallons of LNG a day.
“The Altamont LFG-to-LNG facility enables us to recover and utilize a valuable source of clean energy in another practical way, reducing our dependence on fossil fuels,” said Duane Woods, senior vice president for Waste Management’s Western Group, in a press release. “Conventional LNG is already a clean-burning and economically viable alternative fuel for our collection trucks. The ability to use recovered landfill gas to fuel our hauling fleet offers significant environmental benefits to the communities we serve in California and is a great example of how we are committed to recovering resources in waste.”