Baltimore – Making vehicle fuel from landfill gas is not just for the big boys anymore.
Disposal sites no longer have to generate thousands, or even several hundred, cubic feet of landfill gas each minute to make a vehicle fueling system economical to operate, attendees at the recent Landfill Methane Outreach Program Conference and Project Expo in Baltimore learned.
Chris Voell is eastern sales manager with BioCNG/Cornerstone Environmental Group LLC, which develops landfill gas-to-vehicle projects. But he once worked at LMOP, part of the U.S. EPA, years ago.
And, back then, he would tell people that vehicle fueling didn’t make sense for a landfill producing less than 1,000 to 1,500 cubic feet of landfill gas per minute.
“I’m going to show you that this technology can work at a tenth that size or even smaller,” he said at the LMOP conference.
Landfill gas development has been incredibly successful over the years in the United States.