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Waste Management, North America’s largest waste services company, and Linde North America, part of The Linde Group, a leading global gases and engineering company, announced today that their joint venture company has begun producing clean, renewable vehicle fuel at its facility located at the Altamont Landfill near Livermore, CA. The facility is the world’s largest landfill gas (LFG) to liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant.
Linde Contributes To Clean-Fuel Plant- 11/3/2009
The plant, which Linde built and operates, purifies and liquefies landfill gas that Waste Management collects from the natural decomposition of organic waste in the landfill. The plant is designed to produce up to 13,000 gallons of LNG a day—enough to fuel 300 of Waste Management’s 485 LNG waste and recycling collection vehicles in 20 California communities. Since the commissioning process began in September, the plant has produced 200,000 gallons of LNG.
The Altamont LFG-to-LNG facility also meets two of California Governor Schwarzenegger’s environmental directives: the Bioenergy Action Plan, which seeks to advance the use and market development of biomass as a transportation fuel, and Executive Order S-3-05, which aims to reduce the state’s greenhouse gas emissions by 25% by 2020.
Linde has developed and deployed technologies in the U.S. and around the world to reduce dependence on fossil fuels and emissions of greenhouse gases. These include alternative energy solutions using hydrogen, biogas, LNG and other sustainable fuels. Linde provides technical solutions for the processing, transportation and storage of renewable and alternative fuels, ranging from one of the world’s largest LNG plants in Hammerfest, Norway, to hydrogen, biogas and LNG fuelling stations for automobiles, buses and trucks.