Linde, Waste Management to convert landfill gas into LNG

Linde Group and Waste Management Inc. plan to build a $15 million plant in California to convert landfill methane gas into LNG to fuel 300 trash trucks and recycling collection vehicles.

By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, May 13 -- Linde Group and Waste Management Inc. plan to build a $15 million plant in California to convert landfill methane gas into LNG to fuel 300 trash trucks and recycling collection vehicles.

The plant at Altamont landfill near Livermore, Calif., is scheduled to begin operating in 2009. Linde North America said it will be responsible for the plant engineering work as well as for collecting and purifying the landfill gas.

The project to capture and convert methane gas into LNG would cut greenhouse gas emissions by an estimated 30,000 tonnes/year, project organizers said.

The plant is expected to produce as much as 13,000 gpd of LNG. Waste Management already has a fleet of LNG vehicles.

The project received grants from the California Integrated Waste Management Board, the California Air Resources Board, and the South Coast Air Quality Management District, a Linde spokeswoman said.

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