Portland City Council to convert methane waste gases to RNG for city truck fleet

April 23, 2017 |

In Oregon, KOIN.com is reporting that the Portland City Council has approved a measure to convert methane from the Columbia Boulevard Wastewater Treatment Plant into renewable natural gas suitable for powering the city truck fleet.

“We’re going to be turning poop into power,” City Commissioner Nick Fish commented. ““Just think about that,” Fish said. “We’re taking waste and turning it into cash and along the way we’re replacing dirty diesel with clean energy.”

Currently, methane gas produced at the treatment facility is flared, producing CO2 as an emission. Ultimately, the Council aims to capture and use 100% of its waste treatment methane.

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