Waste Management unveils renewable natural gas facility in Louisville
 

June 7, 2018. Waste Management unveiled the latest technology at its Outer Loop Recycling and Disposal Facility, turning waste from the landfill into usable, renewable natural gas (RNG). This innovative facility captures methane produced by the landfill and converts it to pipeline quality natural gas.

   The facility processes up to 5,000 standard cubic feet per minute (SCFM) of incoming landfill gas. This equates to about 2,500 mmbtu per day of RNG, or 18,000 diesel gallon equivalents (DGE) per day, enough to fuel about 800 of the company’s compressed natural gas (CNG) collection trucks.

   “Waste Management’s innovative renewable natural gas facilities close the loop by converting discarded waste into beneficial gas that can go into the pipeline and fuel our very own CNG collection vehicles,” said Jim Trevathan, Waste Management executive vice president and chief operating officer.

   The Outer Loop RNG facility serves as a model for a planned rollout of additional facilities in the coming years. Waste Management also operates renewable natural gas facilities in Illinois (Milam Landfill) and Ohio (American Landfill).