Upgrade at the Landfill and a New Mother-Daughter Arrangement
BioCNG is extending its work for the St. Landry Parish Solid Waste Disposal District in Louisiana, upgrading an existing landfill gas-based compressed natural gas fueling station in Washington, La. and adding a second facility, at the District’s recycling center in Opelousas, for back-up and distribution.
The existing installation fuels a fleet of work trucks and area law enforcement vehicles (F&F, February 8, 2013). The installation of twin ANGI compressors at the landfill and the new sister facility at Opelousas pave the way for deployment of up to a dozen CNG-fueled refuse trucks by Progressive Waste Solutions.
“BioCNG, which partnered with the District to develop the original system, has been selected to design, install, and commission this ‘mother-daughter’ BioCNG station format – the first of its kind in the country,” states a release.
‘A Preview of the Future of Biogas’
“The expansion is part of a contract between St. Landry Solid Waste and Progressive Waste.”
The Opelousas station will disperse CNG trucked via tube trailer from the landfill, says Steve Wittmann of BioCNG. The “daughter station” will also be pipeline-connected, to guarantee that fuel is available if landfill production falls short.
“The fact that the hauler that delivers waste to the Parish landfill will fuel its trucks with the biogas generated from the landfill is a true example of the power of renewable energy sources and a preview of the future of biogas,” St. Landry Parish Solid Waste Disposal District executive director Katry Martin says in the BioCNG announcement.
The parish plans for the new facility to be public-access, Martin told F&F.
The expansion “will provide another economic fuel choice to the Parish and to the local waste hauler providing service to the Parish,” said BioCNG president Matt Davies.
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Source: BioCNG with Fleets & Fuels follow-up