Project to Include Landfill Gas-Derived Fuel by Mid-2016
Trillium CNG has publicized an agreement with the Monterey Regional Waste Management District in California to build, own and operate a new compressed natural gas station to fuel the district’s CNG refuse trucks. The station will be built at the Monterey Regional Environmental Park in Marina, Calif.
“By mid-2016,” the announcement states, “the District will extrude the methane gas produced at the Monterey Peninsula Landfill, a nearby sanitary facility, and convert the recovered natural gas into CNG to power their fleet.
“Trucks will begin and end the day at the site.”
‘Perfect Closed Loop’
“It’s really sort of a perfect closed loop resulting in negative carbon impact,” Tim Flanagan, the district’s assistant general manager says in the release.
The new CNG station will feature time-fill posts to handle the district’s 50 CNG refuse trucks today as well as a fast-fill dispenser that can be made available to other local city and county fleets. It will be expandable to accommodate up to 100 CNG vehicles as their fleet is fully converted.
Groundbreaking is scheduled in April with completion targeted for the end of July.
MRWMD currently produces some 5 megawatts of electricity from landfill gas at the Monterey Peninsula facility.
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Source: Trillium CNG with Fleets & Fuels follow-up