Waste Management & Linde To Develop Landfill Gas Facility

Waste Management and Linde North America announced a joint venture to build a liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility, located at the Altamont Landfill near Livermore, California to convert landfill gas into vehicle fuel. The companies will partner to install systems to purify and liquefy the landfill gas that Waste Management collects from the natural decomposition of organic waste in the landfill.

When the facility begins operating in 2009 it is expected to produce up to 13,000 gallons a day of LNG. Waste Management and Linde will invest approximately US $15 million in the project and will receive grant assistance from the California Integrated Waste Management Board, the California Air Resources Board and the South Coast Air Quality Management District.

“Linde and Waste Management are joining together to clean up our environment by capturing and reusing landfill gas for vehicle fueling, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions by more than 30,000 tons per year. Linde is using its expertise in designing and developing LNG plants around the world to create a clean and sustainable energy solution for the residents of California,” said Pat Murphy, president of Linde North America.

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