Creating LNG from Landfill Gas to Fuel a Fleet of Trash Haulers

In 2009, Linde and Waste Management opened a 13,000 gallon per day landfill gas-to-LNG production facility at the Altamont Landfill, in Livermore, CA. The plant's liquefaction system is based on intellectual property developed by GTI.

GTI’s technology creates LNG from landfill gas, wastewater bio-gas, digester gas, and stranded natural gas reserves. The liquefaction system incorporates features that enable cost-effective capital pricing to be achieved at a small scale while also having greater conversion efficiency.

The Altamont facility is the largest biomethane to LNG facility in the world. Climate Change Business Journal (CCBJ), a leading business research publication for the climate change industry, awarded GTI and partners a "Technology Merit" award in the Transportation category for the Altamont Landfill project. In addition, this project was also recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as one of the Landfill Methane Outreach Program winning Projects of the Year in 2009 for their innovation in generating renewable energy and reducing GHG emissions.

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