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Your Garbage is Fuel

July 21, 2013 in Randy's Blog


That’s right….your trash…and for that matter, my trash, everyones trash. As waste flows into landfills and is compacted, the microbial action generates methane gas. The gas is collected and can be used as clean fuel. Carbon emissions from this fuel are 97% lower than diesel.

Below is an excerpt from a blog I came across.

“We are excited about the expansion of natural gas fleets, which can be powered with gas captured from the valuable materials we collect.  At Waste Management, we believe it is important to focus on developing domestic resources like natural gas and renewable fuels, which will help bolster our nation’s economic recovery and our energy security for the long-term.”

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